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CALENDAR 



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CLOSE ROLLS 



PRESERVED IN THE 



PUBLIC RECOKD OFFICE. 



PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD III. 

VOL. IX. 

A.D. 1349—1354. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF HIS MAJESTY S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE 

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1906. 



Wt. I 7201. 



CONTENTS 



PAGE. 

Preface .... v 

Corrigenda ---------- vii 

Calendar - ..... l 

General Index .......-- 627 



( v ) 



PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I. to 
that of Edward IV., the object and character of which 
are explained in the Preface to the first volume for 
the reign of Edward II. (a.d. 1307—1313). The text 
has been prepared, with the sanction of the Lords 
Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. A. B. 
Hinds, M.A., with some assistance from Mr. A. Maxwell 
Lyte, B.A.. and Mr. Hinds has also compiled the Index. 

H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 

Public Record Office, 
April, 1906. 



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CORRIGENDA. 



Page 17, line 40, for Lannonor read Lannovor. 

18, ,, 42, for Thomas de Botereux read William de Botereux. 

214, ,, 42, for Willliam read William. 

801, ,, 7, after John de Brewes read (sic), 

331, ,, 1 from end, for Thomas de Lucy read Thomas de Lacy. 

356, ,, 5, for Willliam read William. 

396, ,, 18, for brother read son. 

397, .. 27, for o Richard read to Richard. 
437, ,, 21, for Roland Davcys read Roland Daneys. 
618, ,, 47, for Cranstock read Craustock. 



CALENDAR 

OF 

CLOSE ROLLS. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1 . 



1349. 

Jan. 26. 
Langley. 



Feb. 2. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 

Westminster. 



Feb. I. 

1 < b. 1. 
W<: tmii 



Membrane 28. 

To the justices of the Bench. Order to adjourn to the quinzaine of 
Easter next all pleas now pending before them of the present quinzaine of 
Hilary and the morrow and octaves of the Purification, if writs touching 
those pleas have been returned before them in the Bench, and to appoint 
that quinzaine for the parties sueing those affairs, ordering the sheriffs to 
retain until the said quinzaine all writs from now to that day, to be returned 
before those justices, in accordance with the ordinance made by the king 
and his council at Langele on account of the mortality due to the terrible 
plague chiefly in the city of London and the neighbouring parts, whereby 
the justices, the clerks, Serjeants and other ministers of the Bench and the 
people suing their affairs, would incur great danger. By K. and C. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of King's Beaulieu a tun of wine of the right prise for the present 
year, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them of a tun of such 
wine to be received yearly in that port, for celebrating masses in their 
church. 

To the chancellor of Ireland for the present or the future. Notification 
that the king has taken the homages of John de Segrave, who married 
Margaret, eldest daughter of Thomas carl of Norfolk and marshal of 
England, tenant in chief, and of Edward de Monte Acuto, who married 
Alice, 'fond daughter, for the purparties touching them of all the lands 
which belonged to the earl at his death, and has rendered them to them, 
and that the king ordered him to make a partition of all the said lands in 
the' presence of the said John, Margaret, Edward and Alice or of their 
attorneys, if they choose to attend, and to cause them to have seisin of the 
purparties touching them, sending that partition to the king without delay 
under the seal used in Ireland, so that it may be enrolled in the chancery 
rolls of England, with order to admit Thomas Benet, whom Edmund and 
Alice have put in their place, to be present at the said partition and to 
ve seisin of the purparty touching them. 

To t!i< sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Thomas de Pelham, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To John de Wesenham, the kind's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of St. Edward, Let!/ iin of wine of the right prise for the 

present year, in accordance with the grant of Henry HI to them of a tun 
of such wine to he received yearly at Southampton, for celebrating masses 
in their church. 



a. 1074. Wt. 17204. 400.— 2.-,/ 1 0/01. M. 



CALENDAI! OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



134-.). 

Jan. 29. 
Westminster, 



Feb. 1. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 28 — cont. 

To Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, or to 
his justice of Chester, or to hini who supplies the justice's place. Older 
not to molest or aggrieve Benry earl of Lancaster or his attorney by 
reason of his entry into the ensile, manor and hundred of Halton in 
co. Chester, as the king ordered William de Glynton, earl of Huntingdon, 
to deliver the premises to Henry, and the king repeated that order [as in 
this Calendar, 22 Kdieard III, page 571], and now Henry has entered the 
premises by William Boidel, his attorney, by virtue of the king's orders 
and of the livery made to him by the earl of Huntingdon. 

To the collectors of customs and subsidy in the port of Newcastle upon 
Tyne. Order to receive 1 security from Adam Whitheved and Simon de 
Mallesley, burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne, that they will take 5 lasts of 
hides to London or other places in the realm, and not elsewhere without 
the realm, and will unlade them there, and will certify the collectors of 
that unlading under the seals of the mayor and bailiffs of the places where 
it takes place, within a certain time appointed by the collectors, and to 
permit those burgesses to lade, the said hides in that port and take them as 
aforesaid without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, as they have 
besought the king to grant them licence to do this, as although they and 
the other burgesses of that town used to take their wool, hides and wool- 
fells and other merchandise as aforesaid by finding such security, yet 
the collectors hinder them from so taking the said 5 lasts, without paying 
the custom and subsidy thereon. By C. 



MEMBRANE 27. 

Feb. 6. To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to take the 

Langley. fealty of Walter son of Robert de Colvill according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to him and to Margaret daughter 
of Egidia de Bassyngburn, the castle of Benyngfeld, a messuage, 100 acres 
and the moiety of a virgate of land in Benyngfeld, and not to intermeddle 
further with tho manor of Benyngfeld restoring the issues thereof, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Humphrey de 
Bassyngburn at his death held nothing in his demesne as of fee or m 
service, in chief, or of any other in that county, but that he held the said 
castle, messuage, land and manor for life of the giant of Master William 
de Bray, parson of Abynton church and of John Walgor of Bitham, 
chaplain, by a tine levied in the king's court, with remainder at his death 
to Walter and Margaret and to Walter's heirs In Margaret, and that the 
castle, messuage and land are held m chief by the service of a fourth part 
of a knight's fee and the manor is held of the abbey of Peterborough bj 
knight's service, and the king has given Walter respite for his homage for 
three years on account of Ins tinder age, which hardly reaches eighl 
it is said, and by a tine made to bun, and he has rendered the said castle, 
messuage and land to Walter and Margaret. 

By a tine of 5 marks paid in the hanaper. 

Feb. 6. To the assessors and collectors m co. Oxford of the wool and fifteenths 

Westminster, last granted. Order to cause the wool ami fifteenths to hi' levied of the 

men of the town of Cherleburj and of the hamlets of Fynstok, : -ell, 

Cotes, and Faulore according to the new assessment made upon them by 
the king's oiiler, and lo caust' answer to he made therefor at the excheqi 
so thai tho total of wool and fifteenths previously assessed upon tho 
he not diminished m the present new coUecLiou and assessment, as at I 



1349. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



Membrane 27 — cont. 

complaint of the men of Fynstok and Tappewell asserting that the said 
four hamlets were hamlets of the said town and that they had fewer 
lands and goods than the men of that town and yet had been assessed 
at greater sums for the wool and fifteenths in favour of the men 
of that town and at their procuration, and the men of Cotes and 
Faulore had not been charged according to the quantity of their lands 
and goods, but the rich in lesser and the poor in greater sums, and 
they beseeching the king to provide a remedy, he appointed William 
de Shareshull, Thomas de Langele and Richard de Williamescote to 
survey the said town and hamlets and to take an inquisition upon the 
matter, to newly assess the said men and to certify the assessors and 
collectors of the said wool and fifteenths of the assessments so newly made 
by them, and by the inquisition taken by Thomas and Richard it is found 
that the said four places are hamlets of the town of Cherlebury, which is a 
market town, and there are 22 virgates of land and eighty tenants of land 
and several others of chattels, and in Cotes 13 virgates of land, in Faulore 
12 virgates of land, in Fynstok and Tappewell 7 virgates of land, and that 
the hamlets of Fynstok and Tappewelle were assessed by improvident 
assessments and by the malice of the assessors and collectors, at 41. lis. 8d. 
for the fifteenth and at 2 sacks 2 stones 1 pound of wool for wool, the town 
of Charlebury at 61s. Gd. for the fifteenth, and at 1 sack 11 stones 13 pounds 
of wool for wool, and the hamlet of Cotes at 27s. 6d. for the fifteenth and at 
1G stones 2£ pounds for wool, and the hamlet of Faulore at 47s. 8d. for the 
fifteenth and at 16 stones 4i pounds for the wool, and the men of Fynstok 
and Tappewell are reduced to such misery and want by these assessments 
that some having abandoned their houses are compelled to seek their food 
by their own bodily labours, after abandoning their houses, and others beg 
from door to door, and by view of the jurors of the said inquisition and of 
the men of the said town and hamlets, Thomas and Richard newly assessed 
the town of Cherlebury at 115s. 9d. for the fifteenth and at 2 sacks 11 stones 
i pound of wool for wool ; Fynstok and Tappewell at 38s. 3'/. for the 
fifteenth and at 20 stones 13| pounds of wool for wool ; Faulore at 52s. 2d. 
for the fifteenth and at 1 sack 2 stones 10 pounds of wool for wool ; Cotes 
at 25s. 2-/. for the fifteenth and at 14 stones 3% pounds for wool, to be paid 
both for what is in arrear of the wool and fifteenths lately granted, and for 
the triennial fifteenth, and although Thomas and Richard certified the 
ora and collectors of the new assessment so that they should cause 
what is in arrear of the wool and fifteenths to be levied of them in accordance 
therewith and cause answer therefor to be made to the king, yet they have 
not hitherto cared to do this, as the king has heard from the plaint of the 
said men. By pet. of C. and by p.s. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Writ of aid for Peter de Bonyndon, whom 

Langley. the king appointed to buy and purvey lampreys for the present season in 
the Biv< r Severn aud for the carriage of the same to the king from time to 
time, and to pay Peter and those from whom the lampreys were taken and 
to pay Peter his wages, such as others have received in that office, by 
indenture. By K. 

Peb. 20. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause 261 tunsof wine 

Langley. of Portugal to be dearrested without delay and delivered to the attorneys 

or depntie - of Thomas de Dagworth, supplying the king's place in Britanny, 

and not to intermeddle further with that wine, as at the suit of Ciuilliottus 
de Gaignebien and Anthony Macenoie, merchants of Placencia, showing 
that certain of their fellows of Placencia hided two ships of Spain with the 
said wine in the port of Lucohon under the seals of Guilliottus and 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



., , ,, Membrane 27 — cont. 

1340. 

Anthony, and wished to take thorn thence to Lescluses in Flanders under 

the king's Bafe-oonduct and protection, and certain Serjeants of Thomas 

arrested fchose ships with the wine in the port of Caudon on the coast of 

Britanny where those ships were anchored awaiting a favourable wind, and 

did their will therewith for the benefit of Thomas and his Berjeants without 

the merchants being able to obtain restitution although they sued 

diligently before Thomas, the king ordered Thomas to certify him upon the 

cause of that arrest, so that the king might cause justice to be done, and to 

keep the ship and wine safely until the king had signified his will, and 

afterwards on learning that much of the wine had been sent to the port of 

Sandwich and other ports of the realm by Thomas to be exposed for sale, 

the king ordered the mayor and bailiffs to cause cellars and other places 

where wine is usually laid to be searched and to arrest all the tuns of wine 

which they find to have belonged to the said merchants and under their 

seal, and to keep them safely until further order, but Robert Warde and 

William de Newenham, clerk, general attorneys of Thomas, have appeared 

in chancery and have undertaken that he will satisfy the said merchants 

for the wine or the price thereof if the king and council adjudge that it 

ought to pertain to them and not to him. By C. 



Membrane 26. 

Jan. 30. T° Thomas de Rokeby. escheator in co. York. Order to take the fealty 

Westminster, of Margaret late the wife of Thomas de Pikeryng, according to the form of 
a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further 
with the tenements which he took into the king's hand by reason of 
Thomas's death, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held no 
lands in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that he held jointly with 
Margaret a messuage and 2 bovates of land in Ampelford and 3 tofts 4 
bovates of land in Holme in that county, to themselves and the heirs of 
their bodies of the grant of Richard de Pikeryng, and that the tenements 
in Ampelford are held of the heir of William de Etoos of Hamelak. a minor 
in the king's wardship by the service of a fifty-sixth part of a knight's fee 
and by homage, and the toft and land in Holme are held of John de la 
Ryvere by knight's service. 

},' e0i 2. To John Fount. Order to reserve in the king's hands for the munition 

Westminster, of Caleys 2,000 quarters of wheat and 1,000 quarters of peas and oats of 
the corn lately bought of the executors of the will of John, archbishop of 
Canterbury, and to deliver to Master John de Offoid, elect of Canterbury. 
or to his attorneys, all the residue, to answer therefor according to a price 
agreed upon between him and William bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, 
by indenture containing the quantity and number of quarters of the corn 
so delivered, provided always that answer is made to the king for the 8,000 
quarters reserved as aforesaid. B) p.8. 20008. 

Jan. 29. To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to pay 

Westminster, to Richard l'anetor or to his deputy what is in arrear to bun of his « 

of 100s. yearly by reason of his office of controller of the custom of wool, 
bides and wool tells and of the custom of ;>>/. a pound and other small 
■ q itomB and pre8ts due in that port and to pay bin) such wages henceforth, 
as on It) January in the I 1th \ear of the reign, the king committed that 
office of controller to linn, to hold dm I conduct, recemng the 

customary wages therein, atul the treasurer and barons of the exchequer 



1349. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 



have certified in chancery that lOO.s. yearly are allowed in the account of 
the collectors of. customs in that port for the wages of divers controllers 
there. 

Feb. 6. To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to take the 

Westminster, fealty of Alice late the wife of Humphrey de Bassynghourn, according to 
the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents and not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Abynton, restoring the issues thereof to her, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Humphrey 
at his death held nothing in his demesne as of fee or in service of the king 
in chief or of any other in that bailiwick, but that he and Alice jointly held 
the said manor for their lives of the grant of Master William Braey, 
parson of Abyndon church, and of John Walgor of Bitham, chaplain, by a 
fine levied in the king's court and that the manor is held in chief by the 
service of a fourth part of a knight's fee. 

To Guy Seintcler, escheator in co. Cambridge. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Wykes, co. Cambridge, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Humphrey de Bassynghourn, at his death, held no lands in chief or of any 
others in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that he held the said 
manor for life by a fine levied in the king's court with remainder to Walter 
son of Robert de Colvill and to Margaret daughter of Egidia de Bassyngbourn 
and Walter's heirs by her, and that the manor is held of others than the 
king by knight's service. 

Feb. 4. To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster. f ur ther with the temporalities of the priory of Aumbresbury by reason of the 
present voidance thereof, restoring the issues to the nuns there, provided 
that they answer at the exchequer for any issues which they are bound to 
pay to the abbess of Fontevrault, by reason of the voidance, as they have 
shown the king that although they are of the order of the abbey of 
Fontevrault in Normandy and all the lands and possessions pertaining to 
the priory so that the order and institutes of the church of Fontevrault 
may be preserved there, were granted by the king's progenitors, as may 
appear by their charters, confirmed by the king, and all the prioresses 
have been elected and presented by the licence and order of the abbess and 
convent of Fontevrault without requesting the king's licence and assent, 
and the nuns have been accustomed in all times of a voidance to dispose of 
the temporalities of the priory, which is immediately subject to the said 
abbey, to have the administration and receive the issues and profits thereof, 
without the king intermeddling therewith or receiving any issues or proiits 
thereof, yet the escheator has entered the priory, void by the death of 
Isabel de Lancastr[iaj, the last prioress, and received the issues and profits, 
not permitting the nuns to intermeddle therewith, whereupon they have 
besought the king to provide a remedy, and on inspection of the chancery 
rolls it is not found that the nuns have asked licence to elect from the king, 
and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified in chancery 
that it is not found by inspection of the rolls and memoranda of the 
exchequer that answer has been made to the king for any sums of the 
priory in times of a voidance. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. 
John de Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. 

,. \. To Michael de Pon; termor of the lauds which belonged to 

Laagby. Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche. Order to deliver to John 

kmd and b«r of Balph Berd of Sheperugg 8 acres of pasture in Bheperugg, 



6 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

J349. 



Membrane 26 — cont. 



co. Wilts, called 'Forlese,' 10 acres of meadow in that town called 
• Westmede,' and the adjoining fishery in the water of Lodene together 
witli the issues thereof, as lately at John's suit by his petition before the 
king and his council in the parliament held at Westminster on the morrow 
of Hilary in the 21st year of the reign, beseeching the king to order the 
premises to he restored to him — as Ralph demised the said pasture in the 
8th year of the hue king's reign by Hugh le Despenser, 'le piere,' for 
a term of seven years, and he demised the said meadow and fishery, 
in the 6th year of that reign, to John Thedrich of Herteleye Pylitot 
and Ed[mund] Martyn, for a term of ten years, by divers deeds, 
and the said John and Edmund afterwards alienated the meadow and 
fishery to Hugh, by pretext whereof Hugh held the same by force and 
duress, without having any other title thereto, until he forfeited to the 
king, and the premises were seised into the king's hand by reason of that 
forfeiture and were afterwards granted by him to Nicholas and Margery to 
hold under a certain form, and they were again taken into the king's hand 
by reason of the rape of Margery by John de Dalton and of certain felonies 
then committed — the king appointed William de Shareshull, Thomas 
de Aspale, Henry Sturmy, John Wace and Peter de Sutton to take an 
inquisition upon the matter in the presence of the keeper of the said 
tenements, and by the inquisition taken thereupon by William, Henry and 
Peter in the presence of the keeper it is found that Ralph was seised of 
those lands in his demense as of fee, that he demised them as aforesaid, 
that John and Edmund alienated the meadow and fishery to Hugh for a 
term of ten years, who occupied the premises until he forfeited to the 
king, without having any other title thereto, that the premises were taken 
into the king's hand, granted to Nicholas and Margery and again taken 
into the king's hands as aforesaid, and that John is Ralph's next heir and 
aged thirty years, and the premises are held of Joan countess of Surrey by 
the service of 3.s\ id. and they are worth 18s. id. yearly, and the treasurer 
and chamberlains have certified that on inspecting all the muniments of 
Hugh which came to the treasury it is not found that any release of the 
premises was made to the king or to him by Ralph, John or any heir of 
Ralph, and the keeper has acknowledged before the council that he knows 
no cause why the premises should not be restored to John. By C. 

MEMBRANE 25. 

Feb. 1. Notification of permission to Robert de Sadyngton, chief baron of the 

Westminster exchequer, that he may see to his own affairs, reside in his own hout 

often and as long as he sees fit, for the lest of his body or for the said 
affairs, and return to the exchequer and stay there at will as he has 1 , 
accustomed to do. By K. and C. 

Vacated because word for word <"> the Patent Bolls of t/iis ytar, 

Jan. 28 To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Laugloy. of Boston. Order to cans,' Henry de Ahngton and Nicholas Abram, 
merchants, to have allowance of SI/. 1 la. ID;./, m the subsidy of the first 
of their own wool and fells taken by them from that port to the staple 
the king ordained that the staple should not be held at lirugges in Flandi 
hut that it should he held at Middelburgh m Scland until further order, 
and that all merchants and others who wished .should take wool and t 

thither from Miohaelmas last to Miohaelmas following bo thai they paid 

a loan of 2 mark., on each sack and on 100 tell aid the 

custom and subsidy due, in aid of the defence of the realm, to t 



1349. 



23 EDWA1M) III.— Part 1. 



Membrane 25 — cant. 

the king should appoint to receive the same in the ports of the realm, and 
that no merchant or other should so take out wool or fells before 
Michaelmas next without previously paying 2 marks as aforesaid, and that 
all who paid should have allowance in the subsidy of wool and fells taken 
out of the realm by them to wit 2 marks on each sack and on every 800 
fells without making any loan thereon, and the collectors of customs in all 
the ports of England should have power to make indentures for what was 
so received on loan, by which the merchants should have allowance in the 
subsidy of the first wool and fells taken away after that loan as is fully 
contained in the said ordinance, and Henry and Nicholas, on 24 December 
last lent the king 817. 14s. 10|</. for 61 sacks 8 stones of wool taken by them 
to the staph', and paid that sum to the collectors in accordance with the 
ordinance aforesaid, as is fully contained in an indenture under the coket 
seal, shown by them in chancery. Proviso that no allowance shall be made 
to Henry and Nicholas for any but their own wool, and that they pay the 
loan on other wool and fells taken out by them to the staple before the 
said feast. 

The like to the same collectors for the following persons, to wit : — 
Robert de Dalderly and Peter de Thornton of Lincoln, merchants, for 
HAL 16s. 5\d. for 63 sacks 16 stones of wool taken from that port 
on 24 December. 
Roger de Northfolk of Lincoln, merchant, for 20£. 12s. A^d. for 15 sacks 

12 stones of wool taken from that port on 24 December. 
John Latoner and Robert de Ketilby of Boston, merchants, for 
30Z. 10s. S\d. for 22 sacks 23 stones of wool taken from that port on 
2 December. 
John Horn of Boston, merchant, for 811. Os. llf(/. for 23 sacks 

8 stones of wool, taken on 19 January. 
Robert Pynson, merchant, for 1GL 16s. 5d. for 20 sacks 3 stones, taken 

on 24 December. 
Peter Butte of Boston, merchant, for 11Z. 7s. 8M. for 8 sacks 14 stones 

of wool, taken on 24 December. 
Walter de Kelby of Lincoln for 151. Is. &\d. for 56 sacks 14 stones 

of wool, taken on 24 December. 
Thomas Gandis of Lincoln for 1GHI. 16s. o^d. for 126 sacks 16 stones 

of wool, taken on 24 December. 
John de Bek, merchant of Almain, for 521. 10s. Sid. for 39 sacks 10 
stones, taken on 21 December. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like 
order, 'mutatis mutandis,' to cause allowance in accordance with the 
ordinance to be made to Thomas de Lotton, citizen and merchant of 
Lincoln, of BSl. 16.s. 11 ,}//. lent by him on 25 sacks 10 stones of wool 
taken by him from the port of Boston to the staple on 4 January last. 

The like writs of allowance to the collectors of customs in the following 
ports, to wit : — 

The collector-: in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for Thomas de 
Kele and Richard de Kele of Lincoln, merchants, SAL 10s. ;)\d. for 
l Zo sacks 28 stones of wool laded in the port of Boston on 21 
December. 
The collectors in the port oi Boston for Gilbert de Aliland, merchant, 
157^. 10*. l\d. for 118 sacks 8 stones of wool and 9 wool-fells laded 
in the port of Lenin- on 1 December. 
Th( collectors in the same port to allow feo William de Bpayne, 
merchant, I <;:;/. 6*. %\&. for L22 sacks 18 stones of wool laded in the 
port of Lenne on L6 December. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



Membrane 25 — cont. 

The collectors in the same port to allow to John Piel 107*. 8.W. for 

-1 sacks 1 stone of wool Laded in the port of Lenne on 16 December. 
The collectors in the same port to allow to John Permay 12s. 8fd. for 

12 stones of wool laded in the port of Lenne on 16 December. 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to allow to Walter 

de Kelhy of Lincoln, Hi/. 18s. 5</. for 35 sacks of wool laded in the 

port of Lenn on 10 December. 
The collectors in the same port to allow to John Pyel, merchant, 

;!:!/. 8s. 7|>/. tor 24 sacks 23 stones of wool laded in the port of 

I. run on 16 December. 
The collectors in the port of London to allow to William de Thrope, 

merchant, 6/. 18s. 4</. for 5 sacks of wool laded in the port of Lenn 

on 10 December. 
The collectors in the port of London to allow to John Hervy 

127/. 6s. 8</. for 95 sacks 13 stones of wool laded in the port of 

Lenn on 25 November. 
The collectors in the port of Boston to allow to Rykynus P>euer, 

merchant, 26/. 15s. 4f</. for 20 sacks 2 stones of wool laded in the 

port of Lenn on 16 December. 
The collectors in the port of Boston to allow to Conrad Clippyng, 

merchant, 43/. 3s. 7\<l. for 32 sacks 10 stones of wool laded in the 

port of Lenn on 16 December. 



Membrane 24. 

Jan. 30. The collectors in the port of Lenn to allow to Robert de Spitelgate, 

Westminster. merchant, 80/. for 60 sacks of wool laded in that port on 

20 November. 

Feb. 5. '-The collectors in the port of London to allow to Thomas de Brandon, 

Westminster. merchant of London, 131/. 19s. 6</. for 101 sacks 6 stones of wool 

laded in the port of Lenn on 16 December. 

The collectors in the port of London to allow to Thomas de Wilsford 

25/. 5s. 8</. for 18 sacks 25 stones of wool laded in the port of Lenn 

on 20 November. 
The collectors in the port of London to allow to Richard Andrea, 

merchant of Baldok, 45/. 10s. 9Jrf« for 31 sacks 4 stones laded in 

the port of Lenn on 10 December. 
The collectors in the port of London to allow to John Piel 4/. . 

for 3 sacks 1 stone of wool laded in the port of Lenn on 

16 December. 
The collectors in the port of London to allow to John de Causton, 

merchant, 58/. 9s. 9'/. for 10 sacks 3 stones of wool huled m the 

port of Lenn on 10 December. 
Tho collectors in the port of London to allow to Richard de Saltby 

62/. 1 Is. l\il. for 17 sacks 1 stone of wool, laded in the port of Lenn 

on 12 Deoember. 
Jan 28, The collectors m the port of Lenn to allow to Robert de Wotton. 

Westminster. burgess of Lenn, merchant, U. U. L^W. for 8 aaoks I tl wool 

huled in tin- port of Lenn on 20 December, 

The collectors in the. port of Lenn to allow t>> \\ illiam de Pdynghaiu, 

merchant of Lenn, lf>/. IBs. .'></. for 12 sack- id atom i of woo) laded 
ui that port on Li December. 



28 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



1349. 

Feb. 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 

The collectors in tho port of London to allow to John Curteys, 
merchant, bll. 6s. 8d. for 43 sacks of wool laded in the port of Lenn 
on 10 December. 



MEMBRANE 23. 

Feb. 26. To John Cok, Master John de Langetoft and John Fount, late guardians 

Castle Eising. f the temporalities of the archbishopric of Canterbury, when void and in 
the king's hand. Order to pay to Roger de Spyney, huntsman, what is in 
arrear to him of a bushel of wheat and J bushel of barley yearly and of 
13s. 4'/. yearly for his robe and shoes, for the time that the said temporalities 
were in the king's hands, as John, the late archbishop of Canterbury, by 
the king's licence, granted to Robert the custody of his park, warren and 
forinsec woods of Slyndon in co. Sussex, to hold for life, receiving a bushel 
of wheat for himself every week and h bushel of barley for his groom, and 
13s. 4(/. yearly for life for his robe and shoes. 

March 10. To the justiciary of Ireland for the present or the future, or to him who 
Westminster, supplies his place. Order to deliver the manor of Armolghan to Roger de 
Mortuo Mari of Wygemor or to his attorney, together with the issues 
thereof, as Joan de Mortuo Mari countess of la March granted that manor 
to him among other castles, towns and manors in Ireland by the king's 
licence, which manor is held in chief, it is said, and which Englentina fitz 
Johan then held for life of the inheritance of the said countess, to hold for 
life after Eglentina's death, for rendering a certain yearly ferm to the 
countess, and now the king has learned that Eglentina is dead, for which 
cause the manor is taken into his hand. 

To John Mayn and William de Cornewaill, the king's Serjeants at arms. 
Order to deliver all wine of 'portages' arrested by them among the other 
wine of men and merchants of Depe in Normandy in a ship called 
'la Seintentarfcbot' of la Rye, and which the master and mariners of the 
ship can show to be theirs, to Thomas de Hull, without delay, for the use 
of the said master and mariners. By C. 

March 22. To Nicholas Gower, escheator in the liberty of Holderness. Order to 

-minster, assign dower to Joan late the wife of Edmund Cauce of Drynghowe, tenant 

in chief, as of the honour of Albemarl, of all the hinds which belonged to 

her husband at his death, sending that assignment to chancery without 

delay so that it may be enrolled there. 



March 11. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

Feb. 20. To William de Wabadon, proctor in England of the abbot of Fecamp. 

ThetforcL Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston what is in arrear to him of 84 marks 
yearly from '20 November last ami to pay him that sum henceforth yearly 
and be answerable to him therefor, as the king lately granted to Thomas 500 
marks which the then proctor (if the said abbot was hound to render to the 
king for the term of the abbot's hinds in his hand, in recompence for 500 
marks previously granted to he received at the exchequer to maintain his 
bate as a banneret, and afterwards, in recompence for l ZHtil. 7-s. 3'/. which 
Thoma red by the hands of the proctor of the ferm of certain lands 

of the abbol in 00 Su BOX, which the king committed to his kinswoman, 
Eleanor de Delhi Monte, whom Richard ear] of Arundel has now married, 
under a certain form, the king granted to Thomas the ferm of the priory of 



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1340. 



Feb. 27. 
Westminster, 



Feb. 18. 
Langley. 



March L 
Langley. 



March l. 

Langley. 



Membrane 22 — ront. 

Derhurst, extended at 1 10/. yearly, and the ferm of the priory of Newent, 
extended at 180/ yearly, so that he should answer for the 72s. JW. exceeding 
the said sum of 2862. 7s. 8rf. at the exchequer; and afterwards Thomas 
besought the king to grant the manors of Chiltenham and Sloghtre in co. 
Gloucester to him, as 84 marks which he ought to receive from th< 
manors of the said abbot are in arrear to him, and the king granted to him 
the custody of those manors, to hold without making any waste or 
destruction, so long as the said lands should remain in the king's hands 
by reason of the war with France, retaining to the value of 8i marks 
yearly, in part payment of the 500 marks, and on the said 20 November 
the king committed those manors and the other lands of the abbot in 
England to the said proctor, for rendering f>00 marks yearly. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause the goods and chattels which 
belonged to Humphrey Kail, late one of the collectors of the tenth and 
fifteenth last granted in that county, to be deanvsted without delay and 
delivered to John Tottenesse, Humphrey's Serjeant, or to the others to 
whom they pertain, as on 18 February last John paid at the receipt of the 
exchequer 13/. 13s. id. of the money of that tenth and fifteenth levied by 
Humphrey, as John de Bukyngham, one of the king's chamberlains, has 
acknowledged before the king in chancery. By K. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester, Order to take the fealty 
of Hawisia late the wife of John de Berkele of Duresle, according to the 
form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle 
further with the tenements which he took into the king's bands by reason 
of John's death, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned, by 
inquisition taken by the escheator, that John, at his death, held nothing 
in chief in fee simple, but that he held the manors of Dursele, Dodyngton, 
and Newynton and a messuage and a carucate of land in Stanle St. 
Leonard, jointly with Hawisia, for themselves and the heirs of their 
bodies, as appears by a fine levied in the king's court, and that John held 
2 acres of land and an acre of wood there and that the said manors are 
held in chief by knight's service, and the land and wood are held of 
Thomas de Berkele, by certain services. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. Order to supersede the arrest 
of a ship called ' la Laurence ' of Wynchelse and the taking of Benedict 
Sely, the master thereof, although the king ordered them to arrest that 
ship, laden with 10 tuns of wheat llour, containing G7 quarters 7 bushels, 
by John Siward, citizen of London, in the port of London, to be taken 
the nee to Sandwich for the king's use, because Benedict took the ship and 
flour to Wynchelse instead of to Sandwich, as was enjoined upon him, and 
did Ins will therewith, and to cause Benedict to he taken and kept in the 
Tower of London until the king had ordained for his release, as Richard 
Large of Wynchelse has caused that Hour to he taken to Westminster aud 
there delivered toThomasde Clopton, keepered' the wardrobe, for the kir 
use, as Thomas has acknowledged in chancery. Bj I 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies 
place in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to -loan de Carrue t'> I 
wmo for the present year receiving from her what the kin.; is hound to i 
to the merchants from whom the wine is taken, in accordance with the 
km - mi to her of ti tuns of wine to be reoeived life iu the 

form aforesaid, of the lung's right prise in the said port. 



23 EDWARD III— Part 1. 



11 



1340. 

Feb. 2B. 
Langley. 



March 23. 
Langley. 



Membrcme 22 — cont. 

To W. bishop of Norwich. Order to admit a fit person to the third purl, 
of the church of St. Mary, Itryngham, at the presentation of Edward de 
Warenn, knight, and further to do what pertains to his office in the matter, 
although the king lately forbad him to admit a parson thereto until it had 
been discussed to whom the advowson pertains, and afterwards, at the suit 
of Edward and of Maud, late the wife of John de Dallyng, showing that it 
had been agreed by indenture between them that Edward should present 
his clerk for this turn and Maud should present her clerk at the next 
voidance, and they had sued before the bishop to admit Edward's clerk in 
accordance with that agreement, the bishop has refused to admit Edward's 
clerk, asserting that his hands were bound by the prohibition aforesaid, and 
they beseeching the king to provide a remedy that the collation of the third 
part may not fall to the bishop by lapse of time, which will soon happen, 
it is said, the king ordered Robert de Morlee to ascertain whether the said 
agreements were made between Edward and Maud, and to certify the king 
thereupon in chancery, and Robert has returned that agreements were made 
between Edward and Maud in the form aforesaid, and that they should 
present alternately, by deeds made between them. By C. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to the bishops of Arkeden and Artferten all the letters patent and 
writs made for the restitution of the temporalities of their bishoprics to 
them, lately void and in the king's hand, quit of the fee of the seal 
pertaining to the king thereon. 



Membrane 21. 

Feb. 21. To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

Langley. deliver to John Ryngolf of Boston a charter of pardon for certain felonies, 
trespasses and excesses, quit of the fee due thereon. 

By K. on the information of Thomas de Brembrc. 

To Thomas de Bradeston and William de Chiltenham. Order to deliver 
to Elizabeth late the wife of Hugh le Despenser, tenant in chief, the castle 
of Hanleye, with the adjacent houses, which belonged to Hugh, in their 
custody of the king's commission, for her dwelling place, until the king 
has assigned dower to her or until further order. 

By K. on the information of Guy de Bryane. 

Feb. 14. To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to deliver the manors 

Westminster, of Hilmerton and Lakham, and certain lauds in Benacre in that county, 
which Eleanor late the wife of John Bluet, knight, tenant in chief, held at 
her death, together with the issues and profits thereof from the time of her 
death and all appurtenances, to William de I'erkhampsted, escheator of the 
lands reserved to the king's chamber, by indenture, to be kept until further 
order, as the king lately reserved to his chamber all the lands, knights' fees 
and advowsons which belonged to Eleanor, and now Ik; has learned that 
the -aid manors and lands have been taken into his hand by Rohert. 

By letter of the seal called 'Griffon.' 
Vacated because it was surrendered in t/ir wax and nothing was done thereon. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

Benry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton, for the manor of 
Chilce itr< , 
Vacated << i aforesaid. 

William Bret, escheator in co. Essex, for the manor of Bernemerssh. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



March 9. 

Westminster. 



March 13. 

Westminster 



March 18. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Edmund le Botiller, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Saier do Rocheford, eacheator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. Order 
to assign dower to Alice late the wife of Thomas Bernak, who held by 
knight's service of the heir of Roger de Huntyngfeld, tenant in chief, a 
minor in the king's wardship, of all the lands which belonged to her 
husband at his death. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Older not to inter- 
meddle further with an acre of land in the field of la Westfeld, in the manor 
of Basyng in that county, restoring the issues thereof to Luke de Ponynges 
and Isabel his wife, late the wife of Henry de Burgherssh, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry at his death held 
no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee in that county or in service but 
that he held the said land as of the right and inheritance of Isabel, and 
that it is held in chief by knight's service, and the king has taken Luke's 
fealty. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Sussex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Halfnakede, Bemham and Middelton in that 
county, restoring the issues thereof to Luke de Ponynges and Isabel his 
wife late the wife of Henry de Burghersh, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry at his death held no lands 
in chief in his demesne as of fee or in service in that county, but that he 
held the said manors as of Isabel's right and inheritance, of Isabel queen 
of England by knight's service. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to make a 
legal partition of the knights' fees and advowsons which belonged to Hugh 
de Sancto Johanne, tenant in chief, in the presence of the heirs and 
parceners, if they choose to attend, into two equal parts, and to cause John 
de Sancto Philberto and Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir of 
Ed[mund] son and heir of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, tenant in chief, and 
Luke de Ponynges and Isabel his wife, Edmund's second sister and heir, 
to have full seisin of the purparties touching them, Baving to Elisabeth, 
late Edmund's wife, her reasonable dower, certifying the king of that 
partition, as the king lately took the fealty of John, Margaret, Luke and 
Isabel for their purparties of the inheritance of Edmund, who died a minor 
in the king's wardship, and ordered those purparties to be delivered to them. 
I acated because otherwise below. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 
Roger Daber, escheator in co. Surrey. 
William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. 
John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. 
William Bret, escheator in co. Hertford. 
Vacated as aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge ami Huntingdon. Order to p . *>hn 

Avenel the (50/. assigned to him by tallies levied at the receipt of the 
sxohequer, in part payment of [,0001. whioh the king granted to bun as ■ 
gift for the taking of Roland de Dynant, 'le tit;,' knight of Britanny. 

' Bj ( 
The like to the follow ing, to w it : — 
The sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham far 40/. \ 

The oolleotors of the triennial tenth and fifteenth in oo, B^ ( 
I lambridge for lot) mark , 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



115 



1349. 

March 25. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



March 7. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



Membiane 21 — emit. 

To the collectors in co. Essex of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last 
granted, for the first year. Order to pay to William de Clynton, earl of 
Huntingdon, whom the king has sent as an envoy to parts beyond the 
sea, with other lieges, or to his attorney, 200 marks, assigned to him for 
his wages, by two tallies levied at the receipt of the exchequer. By C. 

The like to the same collectors to pay 80/. to the prior of Rochester, by 
one tally. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Shirbourn, co. Southampton, which Edward de 
Sancto Johanne held for life of the inheritance of Margaret and Isabel, sisters 
and heirs of Edmund, son and heir of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, tenant in 
chief, although the king committed to Bartholomew the custody of that 
manor, which was in the king's hand by Edward's death, to hold so long as 
the manor should remain in the king's hand, answering for the issues thereof 
at the exchequer, as John de Sancto Philberto who married Margaret and 
Luke de Ponynges who married Isabel have done fealty to the king for 
their purparties of that manor and the king has ordered the manor to be 
delivered to them. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of London. Order to deliver to Alice de Bedyngfeld, 
damsel of the chamber of Queen Philippa, or to her attorney, a tun of 
Gascon wine for the present year in accordance with the king's grant to 
her of a tun of such wine to be received yearly for life at London. 

To the taxers and collectors in co. Essex, of the triennial tenth and 
fifteenth last granted. Order to supersede the demand for the tenth and 
fifteenth made on the manor of Aumbreden, in the king's hand by reason 
of the minority of Geoffrey kinsman and heir of Margaret de Cornewaill, 
deceased. By C. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of William Thurbarre, deceased. 



Membrane 20. 

April 3. To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Isabel bite the wife of John Lovel, tenant in chief, the parts of knights' 
fees in that bailiwick assigned to her to hold as dower, as of the fees 
which belonged to John at his death the king assigned the following 
to her, to wit, a fourth part of a fee in Tychemerssh, which William de 
Cleybruk and Elizabeth his wife hold extended at 40.s. yearly ; an eighth 
part of a fee in Tychemerssh, of the tenements which belonged to Simon 
de Mullesworth, which Henry Leydetere and Agnes his wife, John de 
Beaomond, John Freman and Isabel his wife hold, extended at 15s. yearly ; 
an eighth part of a fee in Tychemerssh which John de Sancto Mauro 
and Robert Wyght hold, extended at 15». yearly; a fifteenth part of a fee 
in Tychemerssh which Thomas de Keynes and Geoffrey de Tychemerssh 
hold, extended at 9«. yearly; a thirtieth part of a fee in Tychemerssh 
which Thomas Maheu and Geoffrey Maheu hold, extended at 4.s. 6</. 
yearly ; and a thirtieth part of a fee in Tychemerssh in that county, which 
John Warde, John Lufewyk, William Leyr, Itichard le Reve and Thomas 
Warde hold, extended at (U. yearly. 



14 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 



To the same. Order to deliver to Isabel late the wife of John Lovel, 
tenant in < bief, the advowson of the chantry in the manor of Tyohemerssh, 
co. Northampton, extended al 8 marks yearly, assigned to her hy the king 
to hold in dower of the advowsons which belonged to John, together with 
the advowson of Sparkesford church, co. Somerset, extended at 10 marks 
yearly. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. Like order to deliver to 
Isahel the advowson of Sparkesford church. 

April 5. To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order not to inter- 

Wcstminster. meddle further with the 2 carucates of hind, a water mill and 40*. yearly 
rent in Denton near Grantham, restoring the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned hy inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry Hillary at his 
death and Maud his wife held the premises of the gift of Richard de 
Ayleston, and that they are held of the earl of Northampton by fealty and 
suit at his court at Grantham every three weeks. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. Order 
to assign dower to Maud lato the w T ife of Henry Hillary of 9 virgates of 
land at Houhy, co. Leicester, as it is found hy inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Henry at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee 
in chief as of the crown in that bailiwick, but that he held the said land in 
his demesne as of fee in the hands of his twelve bondmen there of the heir 
of William de Roos, a minor in the king's wardship, as of the castle of 
Belvero, by the service of 2s. yearly. 

June 1-"). To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, termors of 

Westminster the customs and subsidies due in all the ports of England, and to their 
mainpernors or attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to William 
de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorneys 90/. 8s. 8§«J. for 
Easter term last, as the king granted that the earl should receive 400/. in 
that port, 150/. in the port of Boston and 150/. in the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull for himself and the heirs male of his body, yearly, until certain 
lands which others then held for life should revert to him, and on 2b' July 
in the 21st year of the reign the king granted to him the eastle, manor 
and town of Staunford and the manor and town of Grantham which 
John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, held for life, and on 20 November in 
that year the king granted to him the eastle and manor of Okham, co. 
Rutland, and the shrievalty of co. Rutland, which Hugh de Audele, earl 
of Gloucester and Margaret his wife held for life with reversion to William, 
to the value of 619/. 8s. iiUl. yearly, and the king, wishing the earl to be 
satisfied for the residues granted that be should receive ISO/. L6a 5±c/. 
yearly of the issues of the customs in the port of London in the form 
aforesaid. 

April 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to the said earl or to bis 

Lang attorney, 100/. lor Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to 

him and to the heirs male of his body of 200/., to he received yearly of the 

feini or issues of that city until certain lands, which others hold for life, 

revert to bim. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Like order ko pa) 50/. to kheaarlorto 

attorney for Easter term, of loo/, granted to bim. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the -aid earl or to bis 
attorney 10/. for Easter term hist, in accordance with the king's gran: 

him of loo/, to he reoeived yearlj of the tern or issues of that oounty. 



28 EDWARD ID.— Part 1. 



in 



1349. 

April 13. 

Langley. 



April 30. 
Windsor. 



April 1. 



Membrane 20 — cont. 

To Th. bishop of Durham. Order to cause Christopher de Colon son of 
Christopher de Plandre of Brugges, to be dearrested without delay, and to 
permit him to go to Flanders with his ship and corn, as the men of 
Brugges have besought the king to order Christopher to he dearrested 
with his ship and corn, as in crossing from the port of Kyngeston 
upon Hull with a ship laden with corn bought there, he was driven 
by a storm and by a contrary wind to the island of Halieland 
within the bishop's lordship and Thomas de Gray, constable of Norham 
castle, with other ministers of the bishop, asserting that Christopher and 
the other Flemings were enemies of the king and the realm, and that certain 
Flemings had arrested the goods and merchandise of merchants of the 
realm in those parts, arrested Christopher with his ship and corn, and the 
premises are not true as the said men are prepared to show, and the king 
does not wish harm to be done to the men of Flanders, because they are 
of his friendship and have newly sworn fealty to him, and he is not aware 
that they have made any arrest of the goods of his subjects from the time 
of the league and friendship being made with them. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Rotherfeld, co. Sussex, restoring the 
issues thereof to Elizabeth late the wife of Hugh le Despenser, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh and Elizabeth 
at Hugh's death jointly held the said manor of the gift and enfeoffment of 
Edmund de Grymesby and William de Osberston, for themselves and 
Hugh's heirs, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor is 
held in chief by the service of two knights' fees, and the king has taken 
Elizabeth's fealty. 

To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Like order not to intermeddle 
with the manor of Sherston in that county, which Hugh and Elizabeth 
held jointly of the gift etc. and that the manor is held in chief by knight's 
service. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Like order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Asshelegh in that county, which is 
held in chief by the great serjeanty of keeping the king's forest of Little 
Bere near Winchester. 

To John Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Like order, 
' wutatu mutandis, 1 not to intermeddle further with the manors of Shipton 
and Boreford, co. Oxford and the manor of Stanford, co. Berks, the manors 
of Shipton and Boreford being held in chief by the service of two knights' 
fees, and the manor of Stanford of Henry earl of Lancaster by the service 
of a knight's fee. 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. Like order for the manor 
of Martleye, co. Worcester, which is held in chief by the service of a 
knight's fee. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay 501. to the prior of Fly or to allow that sum to him in the 
triennial tenth hist granted by the clergy, touching him, as the prior lent 
that siim to the king in aid of his expenses for the war of France and the 
defence of the realm, and the king promised to pay him the same* at 
All Saints 13 18. By C. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

March 18. 

\\ estminster 



April 20. 
Westminster 



April 28. 
Windsor. 



Oder to deliver to 
the knights' fees in 



MEMBRANE 19. 

To William de la Pole, collector of the custom of wool, hides and wool- 
Eella in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to pay to Queen Isabel 
or to her attorney 2f>0/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
kind's grant to her of 500/. to be received yearly for life in each of the 
ports iif Kyngeston, London and Boston. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William, marquis of 
Juliers and earl of Cambridge, or to Tilemannus de Werda and William 

Muschet, his attorneys, 10/. for Easter term last in accordance with the 
king's grant to him on 7 May in the 14th year of the reign of 20/. to be 
received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. 
Elizabeth late the wife of Edmund de Sancto Johanne 
that bailiwick which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, as of 
the knights' fees which belonged to Hugh de Sancto Johanne, tenant in 
chief, the king has assigned the following to her with the assent of John de 
Sancto Philberto and Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir of the said 
Edmund, Hugh's son and heir, who died a minor in the king's wardship, 
and of Luke de Ponyngges and Isabel his wife, Edmund's second sister and 
heir, to wit : three fees in Herierde, Wollop, Clanfeld, Kembshet, and 
Brokhampton in that county which Matthew son of Herbert holds, 
to the value of 30/. yearly ; a fee in the New Forest in that county 
which John de Merles holds, to the value of 10'. yearly ; two fees in 
the New Forest, Chardeford, Budbrigg, Avene, and Middelton in that 
county, which John la Zouche holds, to the value of 20/. yearly ; a 
fee in Lideshull in that county which the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England holds, to the value of 10/. yearly ; a 
fee in Westbury in that county which Nicholas IVvenissh holds, to the 
value of 10 marks yearly ; a fee in Portesheye in that county which 
Nicholas de Crophull holds, to the value of 20 marks yearly ; two fees m 
Knap, Bakeford, Budbrigg, Bippele and Hameldon in the same county. 
which Maurice le Bruyn and the other heirs of Aymer de Valencia hold to 
the value of 20/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Clotle and Shirhourn in the 
same county, which John Pecche holds, to the value of 10/. yearly ; a moiety 
of a fee in Avene, Ihesle and Gorle in the same county, which John de la 
Bere holds, to the value of 100.s. yearly; a fee in Bromlegh in the same 
county which the heirs of Thomas Say hold, to the value of 20s. yearly ; 
two fees in Appelsted and Bourhunt in the same county, which John de 
P>ourhunt holds, to the value of 10/. yearly ; a fortieth part of a fee in 
Anedeport in the same county which the heirs of . . de Cormayles 

hold, to the value of 10s. yearly; a fee in Elsfeld in the same county, 
which the prior of Suthewyk and Joan de Roches hold, to the value of 10/. 
yearly; a fourth part of a fee in Westhamptenet. 00. Sussex, which 
William de Sancto Georgio holds, to the value of 40s. yearly ; a ntou : 
a fee in Cumpton, co. Sussex, which Henry Bomyn and John de Lyons 
bold, to the value of 100s. yearly; a twelfth part of a fee in Bridham, 
co. Sussex, which Robert de Brommore holds, to the value of • u-ly ; 

a moiety of a fee in Esthamptenel and Crokkershull in the same county. 
which Richard ear] of Arundel, Eva de Sancto Johanne and Thomas atto 
More hold to the value of 100s. yearly; an eighth part of a fee in Walberton, 
co. Sussex, winch Edward de Sanoto Johanne holds, to the value of 
yearly; a tenth part of a fee in Strethampton, oo. Sussex, which Ralph dt 
Sancto Audoeno, John Haket and the master of the hospital of Polyng 
hold, to lite value of 15s, yearh ; a moiety of a fee- in B( n I Worth, 

co. Sussex, which the prior of Roxgrave holds, to the value of UH^ ye 
and a moiety of a fee in ShilVord, co. Berks, which Ralph llautot holds, to 
the value of 100s. yearly. 



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28 EDWARD 111.— Part 1. 17 



Membrane 19— n»it. 



To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Sussex. Like order to deliver to 
Elizabeth the said fourth part of a fee in Westhamptenet, the moiety in 
Cumpton, the twelfth part in Bridliam, the moiety in Esthamptenet and 
Crokkershull, the eighth part in Walberton, the tenth part in Strethampton 
and the moiety in Boxgrave and Worth, assigned to her as aforesaid. 

The like to John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks, for the moiety of a 
fee in Shifi'ord. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to deliver to 
the said Elizabeth the following advowsons which the king has assigned to 
her to hold in dower of those which belonged to Hugh, to wit, the advowson 
of the free chapel within the site of the manor of Basyng in that county, 
extended at 5 marks yearly and the advowson of Abboteston church in that 
county, extended at 10 marks yearly. 

April 28. To Richard Dansey, escheator in co. Hereford and the adjacent march of 

Westminster. Wales. Order to deliver to Agnes late the wife of Laurence de Hastynges, 
earl of Pembroke, the manor of Penros, a rent at Ebwythvaur, a rent at 
Ebwythvaghan with certain woods and the issues thereof, to hold in dower, 
as on 16 November in the 22nd year of the reign, Agnes having taken oath 
that she would not marry without the king's licence, the king assigned the 
following tenements to her to hold in dower, of those which belonged to her 
husband, to wit : the castle, lordship and borough of Bergeveny, with the 
manor of Engliston and the bedelry there and its members of Michaelstone 
(de villa Michaelis), Lancadok and Lyncoyd-Chapel, Killitha, Bloreys, 
Culgudyn, Pellenny, Mayneylad, Cregrien and the forestry there pertaining 
to the said lordship of Bergeveny, and the manors of Sutton Valence and 
Est Sutton, co. Kent, and Esthanyngfeld with certain lands in West- 
hanyngfeld, co. Essex, and certain lands and rents in Filyngleye and 
Chelmescote, co. Warwick, and afterwards, on being informed that the earl 
held several lands in chief in co. Hereford and the march other than those 
contained in the inquisitions post mortem and returned into chancery, the 
king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which 
it is found that the earl at his death was seised of the following manors 
and rents in his demesne as of fee, beyond those contained in the said 
inquisitions, to wit : the manor of Penros, extended at 11. 16s. lid. yearly; 
the manor of Tresgair, extended at 69*. SJ. yearly ; the manor of Henles, 
extended at M. lis. 9-J'/. yearly ; certain tenements at Trefgoythel, extended 
at 2s. yearly; the manor of Bryngwyn, extended at 74s. Q\d. yearly; 
certain lands at Coithmorgan, extended at 4.1. 18«. yearly ; certain lands at 
Wernerith, extended at 89s. Id. yearly; certain tenements at Lanwitheryn, 
extended at 62s. id. yearly ; and certain tenements at Lannonor, extended 
at 106s. ill. yearly, and 58«. id. rent and 12 acres of gross wood at 
Ebwythvaur and 60s. rent and 10 acres of gross wood at Ebwythvaghan, 
which wood is of no value, and now Agnes has besought the king to cause 
dower to be assigned to her of the premises, and the king has assigned to 
her the manor of Penros, and the said rents at Ebwythvaur and Ebwyth- 
vaghan to hold beyond the castle etc. first assigned to her as aforesaid. 



Membrane ib. 

April 2!;. To Guy de Bryan and John de Alveton. Order to deliver to Elizabeth 

Windsor. late the wife of Hugh U l>< ipi D H r, tenant in chief, the manors of Boreford 

and Shipton, co. Oxford, Btaneford, co. Berks, Asshele, co. Southampton, 

Bherston, co. Wilts, and Martleye, co. Worcester, which belonged to Hugh, 

172M l! 



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1341). 



Membrane 18 cont, 

together with the issues thereof, as the king lately committed the custody of 
those manors to Guy and John to hold, together with the issues thereof, 
so long as they should remain in the king's hand, and afterwards, on its 
being found hy divers inquisitions taken by the eseheators in the said 
counties that Hugh and Elizabeth, at Hugh's death, held the said manors 
jointly for themselves and Hugh s heirs hy divers fines levied in the king's 
court, the king ordered the eseheators not to intermeddle further with 
those manors. 

April 28. To Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to Thomas 
Windsor. de Courtenay and to Muriel his wife, eldest daughter and heir of John de 
Moelys, tenant in chief, the manor of Suthcadehury, in that bailiwick, 
together with the issues thereof, as of the lands which Margaret late the 
wife of Nicholas de Moelys held in dower at her death of the inheritance 
of Muriel and of Isahel, wife of William de Botereux, second daughter 
and heir of John, the king, with the assent of William and Isabel, has 
assigned the following to Thomas and Muriel as their purparty, after 
taking the fealty of Thomas, to wit : the manor of Kyngescarswille with the 
hundred of Haytorre, co. Devon, extended at 119«. 10</. yearly; the manor 
of Suthcadehury, extended at 11. 8s. Id. yearly ; the manor of Stoke Moelys, 
co. Oxford, extended at 10O. yearly, and 100s. yearly rent to be received of 
the manor of Langeford, co. Devon. 

To Aymer htz Warin, escheator in co. Devon. Like order to deliver to 
Thomas and Muriel the manor of Kyngescarwille, the hundred of Haytorre 
and the said rent. 

The like to John Laundeles, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks, to deliver 
the manor of Stoke Moelys to Thomas and Muriel. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to Thomas 
de Courtenaye and Muriel his wife the knights' fees in that bailiwick of 
those which the king has assigned to them of those which Margaret late 
the wife of Nicholas de Moeles, held in dower, to wit : a fee in Compton 
Pauncefot, which Nicholas de Paunoefot holds, extended at 20/. yearly; an 
eighth part of a fee in Maperton in the same county, which Agnes Brounyng 
holds, extended at 8s. yearly; and a fee in Aire, co. Devon, extended at 
yearly. 

The like to Aymer htz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon, to deliver the said 
fee in Aire to Thomas and Muriel. 

To the same escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to Thomas de 
Courtenaye and Isabel his wife the advowson of Suthcadehury church, co. 
Somerset, extended at 10 marks yearly, which the king has assigned to 
them as their purparty of the advowsons which Margaret, late the wife of 
Nicholas de Moeles held of the inheritance of the said Muriel and of Isahel 

wife of Thomas de Botereux, daughters and heirs of Johnde Moeles, tenant 
in chief. 

April 28. 'I'" Thomas Cary, escheator in oo, Somerset. Order to deliver to the said 

Windsor. William tic Botereux and to [sabel his wife, the manor of Northeadebury 
in that bailiwick, together with the issues thereof, as of the lands which 

Margaret late the wife of Nicholas de Moeles, held in dow< tid, 

the king has assigned the following to William and Isahel with the assent 

of the aforesaid Thomas de <.'ourtena\ and Muriel his wife, to wit the muI 

manor, extended at 12/. 12s. H)'/. yearly i the manor of Duppeiord with 
the hundred of Stanburgh, co. Devon, extended at :;.; B yearly, and the 
manor of Langeford m that county. e\cu[U 100s. yearly rent to lv received 

! hereof. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 19 



1349. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To Aymer fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. Like order to deliver to 
William and Isabel the said manors of Duppeford and Langeford, except 

the said rent. 

To the same escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to William de 
Botereux and Isabel his wife the knights' fees in that bailiwick which the 
king has assigned to them of those which Margaret late the wife of Nicholas 
de Moelys held in dower as aforesaid, as with the assent of Thomas de 
Courtenay and Isabel his wife, the king assigned the following fees to 
William and Isabel, to wit: a sixteenth part of a fee in Northcadebury in 
I hat county, which Edward atte Chapele holds, extended at 13s. 4'/. 
yearly ; a sixteenth part of a fee in the same town which Richard le 
Warenner holds, extended at 10s. yearly ; and a sixteenth part of a fee in 
the same town which Roger atte Combe holds, extended at 10s. yearly ; a 
fifth part of a fee in Torteworth, co. Gloucester, which Peter de Well, 
knight, holds, extended at 10Z. yearly ; a sixteenth part of a fee in 
Wylkyngthorp, co. Devon, which Walter Hillary holds, extended at 6s. 
yearly. 

The like to Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester, te deliver the said 
fifth part in his bailiwick to the said William and Isabel. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to William 
Botereux and Isabel his wife the advowson of Northcadebury church in 
that county, extended at 20 marks yearly, which the king has assigned to 
them as their purparty of the advowsons which Margaret late the wife of 
Nicholas de Moelys held in dower, as aforesaid. 

May 16. To Roger Daber, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to amove 

Westminster, the king's hand from the priory of Boxgrave, and not to intermeddle 
further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to the present prior there, 
as the king ordered the escheator to certify him why he had taken that 
priory into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had done 
so because the knights' fees and advowsons which belonged to Hugh de 
Sancto Johanne, tenant in chief, were in the king's hand by reason of the 
minority of Ed[mund], Hugh's son and heir, a minor in the king's 
wardship, and that the priory is of the advowson of Edmund's ancestors, 
the priory being then void by the death of John de Warrenge, the last 
prior; and afterwards at the suit of the sub-prior showing that Hugh, or 
Edmund or any of their ancestors had never had anything in the priory 
in times of a voidance except to place a man to guard the gate of the 
priory during a voidance, by reason of their patronage, and they granted 
licence to the convent of that place to elect a new prior, and they beseeching 
the king to amove bis hand from the priory, the king ordered the escheator 
to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Hugh, 
Edmund or their predecessors naxnr had anything in the priory during 
voidanees, except to place a man at the elites in the form aforesaid and to 
giant a Licence to the sub-prior and convent to elect a new prior. 



Membrane 17. 

April 28. To Henry Stunny, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to (lcli'v^r to 

Win'! John de Sancto Phllberto and to Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir 

of Edmund BOD and heir of Hugh de SanctO Johanne, tenant in chief, who 

died a. minor in the king's wardship, the knights' fees in that bailiwick 

old to them, as with the assent of Luke de Ponyngges and Isabel his 



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1349. 



Membrane 1 7 —cunt. 



wife, one of the Bisters and heirs of Edmund, the king has assigned to John 
and Margaret the following fees of those which belonged to Hugh, to wit: 
foui* fees in Wykham, Cosham, Wodgarston and Natele Scares, which John 
de Boures holds, to the value of 21/. yearly ; a fee in Suggyngworth in the 

same county, which William lo Wayto holds, to the value of 10 marks 
yearly ; a fee in Churcoclu in the same county, which John Bastel, John de 
Stonore and Nicholas Kuppyng hold, to the value of 40s. yearly; a fee in 
Hameldou and land in Botevillein in that county which Ralph Camoys holds, 
to the value of 10 marks; a fee in Chynham in the same county, which John 
de Chynham holds, to the value of 10/. yearly; a fee in Shirbourn in that 
county which Thomas Coudray holds to the value of 10/. yearly ; a moiety of a 
fee in Basyng in that county which Joan de Basyng holds, to the value of 
100s. yearly ; two fees in Comhampton in that county which the heirs 
of Hugh Daudele hold, to the value of 20/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in 
Swynesflode in the same county which Roger de Tichehourn holds, to the 
value of 20s. yearly; three fees in Upton and Toneworth in the same county 
which John de Gray of Codenore holds, to the value of 20/. yearly ; a fee 
in Bronilegh in the same county which John Pecche, knight, holds, to the 
value of 12/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Purle in the same county, which 
Maurice de Bruyn holds, to the value of 40s. yearly; a fourth part of a fee 
in Titgrave in the same county which the prior of Sandelesford holds, to 
the value of 40s. yearly ; a fee in Clerewodecote, Botlegh and Suggyngworth 
in the same county which the master of St. Elizabeth holds, to the value 
of 100s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Shirhurn in the same county which 
the prior of Shirbourn holds, to the value of 5 marks yearly : a fee in 
Bedenham in the same county which Philip de Drokkensford holds, to the 
value of 10/. yearly ; two fees in Dommere in the same county, which 
Thomas de Dommere holds, to the value of 60s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee 
in Iwherst in the same county which Edward de Sancto Johanne hold-, 
to the value of 40*. yearly ; a fifth part of a fee in Straffeld Turgys in the 
same county which John Turgys holds, to the value of 40s. yearly ; a 
twentieth part of a fee in Lomere Turvill in the same county which John 
de Basyng holds, to the value of 10s. yearly ; a sixth part of a fee in 
Cowioh in the same county which William de Cowold holds, to the value 
of 20<. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Westhamptenet, co. Sussex, which 
Eva de Sancto Johanne holds, to the value of LOs. yearly ; a moiety of a 
fee in Tadeham, co. Sussex., which Richard earl of Arundel and William 
de Tadeham hold, to the value of 100s. yearly ; an eighth part of a fee in 
Westhamptenet, CO. Sussex, which Roger de Hamptenet. John de 
Westerton and the prior of the house of St. Mary, Chichester, hold, to the 
value of 20s. yearly; a fee in Mundhani, co. Sussex, which the prior 
Boxgrave and the abbot of la Luzerne (Lttccnut) hold, to the value 
100s. yearly; a fourth part of a fee in Kvuoie, 0O. Sussex, which Henry 
son of Henry Whissh holds, to the value o( 60s. yearly ; a sixteenth 
part of a fee m llalfnakede, co. Sussex, which Richard Sevebech holds, to 
the value of IDs. yearly, and a fee in Bulton in Dunsmore, OO. Warwick, 
which Giles de Chaunoels holds, to the value of 10/. yearly. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Sussex. Like order to deliver 
John de Banoto PhilhertO and to Margaret his wife the said fee in 

Westhamptenet, the moiety in Tadeham, the eighth part in Westhampten* 

the IV.' in Muiidhaiu, the fourth part m Kynore and the sixteenth part in 
llalfnakede. 

The lik.' to John de Wyndesore, esoheator in oo, Warwiok, to deliver to 
John and Margaret the -aid fee in Bulton in Dunsmon 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 21 



1349 Membrane 17 — cont. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to deliver to 
John de Sancto Philberto and to Margaret his wife the advowsons in that 
bailiwick assigned to them by the king of those which belonged to Hugh de 
Sancto Johanne, to wit, the advowson of the priory of Shirbourn in that 
county, extended at 20 marks yearly ; tho advowson of Shirbourn church 
in the county, extended at 20 marks yearly ; the advowson of Chauton 
church in the same county, extended at 13/. 6.s\ 8d. yearly, with the advowson 
of Shiflbrd church, co. Berks, extended at 20 marks yearly. 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Like order to deliver to 
John and Margaret the advowson of Shifford church. 

April 28. To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to deliver to 
Windsor. Luke de Ponyngges and Isabel his wife, sister and heir of Edmund son and 
heir of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, tenant in chief, the knights' fees in that 
bailiwick assigned to them, as of the knights' fees which belonged to Hugh 
the king assigned the following to them, with the assent of John de Sancto 
Philberto and Margaret his wife, Edmund's eldest sister and heir, to wit : 
• five fees and a moiety of a fee in Cramburn, Stratton, Drayton, Popham, 
Sareweton, Chulwarton, Norton, Bromshull and Appelshagh in that 
county which Joan de Brayboef holds, to the value of 42/. yearly ; 
a fee in Heghfeld in the same county which Robert de Sancto Manifeo 
holds, to the value of 10/. yearly ; a fee in Avene, Ibesle and Gorle in the 
same county which William son of Roger de Melbury holds, to the value of 
12/. yearly ; a fee in Shirefeld and Lokerle in the same county which John 
Lengleys holds, to the value of 10/. yearly ; a fee and a moiety of a fee in 
Stanbrigge and Hoghton in the same county which Richard de Raunvill 
and William Walerand hold, to the value of 15/. yearly; two fees in 
Cumynton in the same county which John de Scures holds, to the value of 
20/. yearly ; a fee in Houk and at another place in that county which 
Thomas West holds, to the value of 10/. yearly ; a fee in Anedeport in that 
county which John de Carru holds, to the value of 10/. yearly ; an eighth 
part of a fee in la Bere in the same county which Richard de Wyndesore 
holds as of the right of . . ., his wife, to the value of 20.s. yearly ; a moiety 
of a fee in Canteshangre in the same county which Roger Cifrewast holds, 
to the value of 40s-. yearly ; a sixth part of a fee in Dokkenfeld in the same 
county which the abbot of Waverle holds, to the value of 20*. yearly ; a 
fourth part of a fee in Welegh, Murehull and Walshelond in the same 
county which the prior of Montacute holds, to the value of 20.s. yearly ; a fee 
at Horme in the same county which the abbot of Lettele holds, extended at 
100*. yearly; a fee in Rokkeseye, Avene, Ibesle and Gorle in the same 
county which the prior of Brommoie holds, extended at 10 marks yearly ; 
a fifth part of a fee in Shirbourn in the same county which Alina de 
Stamford holds, extended at 20s. yearly; a fee in Westistede in the same 
innty which Richard de Tichebourn and Walter his brother hold, to the 
?alue of 100*. yearly; a fee in Ilunstane, co. Sussex, which William son 
of Godfrey do ilunstane holds, to the value of 20/. yearly; a twentieth part 
of a fee in Westerton in the 3ame county which Henry de Estdcne and John 
Taillour hold, to the value of 6s. Hrf. yearly; a fourth part of a fee in 
Westichenore, co. Sussex, which William Cheyny holds, to the value of 50.v. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Sotewell, co. Perks, which John de Stonore 
holds, to the value of 100.. .yearly, and a moiety of a fee in Shiflbrd, 
co. Berks, which Richard Ilautot holds, to the value of 100s. yearly. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Sussex. Like order to deliver to 
Luke de Ponyngges and Label his wife the said fee in Ilunstane, the 
twentieth part in Westerton, the fourth part in Westichenore. 



22 



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1349. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

The like to John Laundels, esoheator in co Berks, to deliver to Luke and 
Isabel the said moiety in Sotewell and the moiety in Shiftbrd. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Sussex. Order to deliver to Luke de 
Ponyngges and Isabel his wife, the advowsons in that bailiwick assigned to 
them, as of the advowsons which belonged to Hugh de Sancto Johanne the 
king assigned the following to them, to wit: the advowson of Boxgrave 
priory in that county, extended at 201. yearly; the advowson of Middelton 
ohurch in the same county, extended at 81. yearly; the advowson of the 
tree chapel in the manor of Half naked in the same county, extended at 
5 marks yearly ; the advowson of the chantry in Mundham church in the 
same county, extended at 5 marks yearly ; the advowson of the church of 
Erde near Derteford, co. Kent, extended at 26 marks yearly and the advow- 
son of the free chapel of the old castle of Basyng, co. Southampton, 
extended at 10*. yearly. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Like order to deliver to 
Luke and Isabel the said advowson of the church of Erde near Derteford. 

The like to Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton to deliver to 
Luke and Isabel the advowson of the free chapel of the old castle of Basyng. 



Mem br axe 16. 

March 23. To "William Bret, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the abbey of Stratford, of the Cistercian order, restoring the 
issues thereof to the prior and convent, as the king lias received their 
complaint showing that although the king ought not to have the custody 
of that abbey or of the other religious houses of that order o r of the tem- 
poralities annexed thereto, in times of a voidance, yet the escheator has 
taken the abbey and the temporalities into the king's hand, void by the 
death of William, the late abbot, and unjustly detains them to the 
manifest depression of the abbey. 

The like to the following for the prior and convent of Quarr [de Quamrm), 
to wit : — 
April 21. William de Ryngebourn, escheator in the Isle of Wight. 

Windsor. Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. 

April 21. To the citizens of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Pirye, sometime 

Westminster, nurse of John de Eltham, the king's brother, and of Joan his sister, what 

is in arrear to her of 30/. yearly for Easter term last, as the king granted 

to her :H)/. to be received yearly for lite at the exchequer, and to Joan du 

Boys, late the nurse of Eleanor, the king's sister, other 30/. to be received 

at the exchequer for life, and afterwards, with the consent of Maud and 

Joan, the king assigned to them the yearly ferm of 86J. which those citiiens 

used to render at the exchequer, which ferm belonged to Edmund earl of 

Kent, tenant in chief, and was in the king's hand by reason of the minority 

of John, Edmund's son and heir, to hold until that heir should come of 

je, unless they should die in the meantime, and although a moiety of the 

ferm ought to revert to the king, after -loan's death which took (.dace at 

London in the parish of St. Nicholas Olave on the feast S Matthew in 

thc> 11th year ol the reign, as was found by inquisition taken by John de 

Pulteneye, then mayor of London and escheator there, yet the king gran 

thai Maud should receive 80J. yearly of the said ferm until that ! >uld 

OOme of age, if she lived so long, and the said citizens should answer for 

the remaining t;/. at the exchequer. 



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1349. 

April 23. 
Westminster. 

April 21. 

Westminster. 

April 25. 

Westminster. 



April 30. 
Woodstock. 



May 3. 

Woodstock. 



April 29. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 16 — oont. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for that county to be 
elected in place of William de Everley of Uggelbardeby, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John Felter of Bristol, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to pay to Hervey de Mohun 5 marks 
for Easter term last, as at the request of Blanche, lady of Wake, the king- 
granted to him 10 marks to be received yearly at the exchequer, and on 
1 April in the 19th year of the reign the king granted that he should 
receive the 10 marks yearly of the issues of co. Warwick for life. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Sussex. Order to retain in the king's 
hand certain lands in Chyntyng, Combes, Notham, Amyngdon and the 
town of Buttolphs (<lt> Sancto Bothulfo), until further order, and not to 
intermeddle further with certain tenements in Stenyng and Sele, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that William Bouet at his death held divers lands in Chyntyng 
near Seford, Combes, Notham, Amyngdon and the town of Buttolphs by 
law of England, after the death of Joan, his wife, as of her right and 
inheritance, and that Nigel Bouet, son of William and Joan, is their next 
heir and was aged twenty years on the fourteenth day before the Purification 
last, and that the lands in Chyntyng are held in chief by the service of 
finding two parts of a hobeler in the war in Wales for forty days, at their 
own cost, and the lands in Combes, Notham and Amyngdon are held of 
others than the king by divers services, and that William held for life a 
messuage and 2 carucates of land in Stenyng, and he and Joan held jointly 
for their lives a messuage, 180 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow and 50 
acres of wood in Sele of the gift and enfeoffment of Richard le Fesour and 
William son of William de Lychepole, with remainder to Nigel son of 
William Bouet and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies by fines 
levied thereupon in the king's court, and that the said lands are held of 
John de Moubray by knight's service. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Surrey. Order to take the fealty of 
Katherine late the wife of John de Sancto Johanne of Lageham, according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to 
intermeddle further with the manors of Lagham and Muridene in the 
parish of Wolkenestede, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held 
no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that he and 
Katherine held the said manors jointly of the gift of John de Cudyngton, 
chaplain, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor 
of Muryden is held in chief as of the honour of Boulogne, in the king's hand, 
by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and the manor of Lagham is 
held of John de Walberton by the service of 0'/. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Reginald le Forester, late sheriff of Surrey and 
Sussex, for the wages of divers archers, chosen in those counties for the 
king's service in parts beyond in the; 20th year of the reign, for the time; 
when those archers were in his company from the time of choosing until 
they crossed with the king, and for Reginald's own wages for taking those 
archers from place to place at divers times before they were received from 
him, and for bringing a man at arms leader of the archers, to Gascony by 
the king's order, and to cause due allowance for what is found to be due to 
\j<: made to him in his account for the office of sheriff and escheator in 
1 countie , or to give him an assignment at another place. 



24 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349 

May 11. 
Woodstock. 



May 7. 

Westminster. 



May 18. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 
Woodstock. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 1G — co)it. 

To William de Langele, eBoheator In co. Kent. Order to assign dower to 
Margery, late the wife of John de lluntyngdon, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband, as she has taken oath that she will 
not marry without the king's licence. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Surrey. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage and a curtilage in Suthwerk, restoring the issues 
thereof to Cristina late the wife of Alan Ferthyng, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Alan at his death held no lands 
in chief in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that he and Cristina 
jointly held the premises of the prior of Bermundeseye by the service of 1</. 
yearly. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in the place of William Picot, who is so sick and weak that he 
cannot travail to execute the duties of his office. 

To Richard son of Maurice, Nicholas Hisse, Nicholas Fyreter, Robert 
Trawent, John fitz Mayheu, Philip le Foweler, John fitz Nichol and the 
other knights, freemen and tenants of the castles, manors and lands 
of Maurice son of Thomas earl of Dessemond in the parts of Ossurres 
in Ireland, in the king's hand for certain causes. Order to be attendant 
upon and answerable to Ralph baron of Stafford and Richard Talobot 
henceforth for their rents and services from 7 August last, on which 
day the king committed the custody of the said castles and lands 
with all their appurtenance to the said Ralph and Richard, to hold during 
pleasure, for rendering a certain ferm yearly at the exchequer, notwith- 
standing any other commissions of the premises. F.t end patens. 

The like to Thomas fitz Gilbert, Thomas fitz John de Glan, Thomas de 
Lees, John Mauncell, Thomas Daundon, Robert Pored, Thomas de Yale, 
John Harold, Philip Loundre and the other knights etc. in the parts of 
Okenelles in Ireland. El emt patens. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to Robert de Burghcher, 50/. for Easter term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him, when chancellor, of 100/. to be received yearly for 
life of the issues of the hanaper, in recompence for 100/. of land which 
Hugh Daudele earl of Gloucester granted to him to hold for life, and which 
he afterwards resumed because Robert made stay with the king. 



Membrane is. 

April 22. To Thomas de Rokeby, sheriff of York and escheator m that county. 

Langley. Order to retain in the king's hand until further order the lands which 
John do Depeden held of the king, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manors of Tibthorp and Thorparehcs or with the other lands which 
are held of others, restoring to John the issues thereof and the aid 

chattels found m the manors, as the king ordered the sheritf to certify wh) 
he had taken the said manors and goods and ehattels into the king's hand, 
and the sheritf returned that on its being found In an inquisition taken 

before the king at York thai John acquired those manors of Henry 
son of anchor and that Richard de Depeden acquired of the 
Henry 2 tofts U lunates of land in Kslbrunne which are held in 
chief by the ser\ ice of a fourth part of a barony, without obtaining 
the king's licence the sheritf was ordered, by writ under the testin;. 
Of William ilc Thorp, the chief justice, to cau-e the laid manors 



28 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 26 



2249 Membrane 15 — cont. 

and lands with the chattels found therein to ho seised into the king's hand 
and to answer to the king for the issues of the manors and lands, and the 
sheriff did this, and afterwards at John's suit, showing that the manor 
of Tihthorp was held of the heir of William de Ros of Hamelak and the 
manor of Thorparches was held of John de Mouhray, as may appear hy divers 
evidences and inquisitions in chancery, and beseeching the king to order his 
hand to be amoved from the premises, the king ordered the escheator to 
take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the manor 
of Tibthorp is held of the said heir, a minor in the king's wardship, by the 
service of a knight's fee and by the service of rendering a sore sparrowhawk 
yearly at St. Peter ad "Vincula ; and that the manor of Thorparches is held 
of John de Moubray by knight's service and doing suit at John's court of 
Thresk every three weeks, and that the 2 tofts ih bovates of land are held 
in chief as of the crown by the service of an eighth part of a barony, and 
the manors were held for time out of mind of the ancestors of William and 
John by the services aforesaid. 

April 24. To the bailiffs and lawful men of Plommuth. Order to cause a ship of 

Langley. St. John de Bilvavo, Garcius Garcies master, and a ship called ' la Seynte 
Marie' of Castre in Spain, Nicholas Romen master, to be dearrested, and 
to permit them to be taken from the port of that town to London, deliver- 
ing the beams and other instruments of those ships to the said masters, as 
they have complained to the king that whereas they laded the said ships 
with figs, wine and other goods of value of merchants of Seville (CivUie), 
Placencia and Portugal [ete], in Spain, and though wishing to touch at 
Sandwich, they were driven by wind and sea to the port of Plommuth, 
although unwillingly, and the said bailiffs and others arrested the ships by 
pretext of a trespass alleged to have been committed on the men of that 
town by Spaniards, whereof the masters assert that they are utterly 
ignorant, and have landed the beams and other instruments of the ships so 
that they cannot pass thence, whereupon the masters have besought the 
king to provide a remedy, and they have left John Marchaunt, of Castre, 
Gunsalvus Petri de Lisbone, their fellows of the ships and of the same 
nation, in safe custody in London, upon security and condition that the 
ships shall be taken to London with all speed and that the masters and 
merchants will be ready to answer all who wish to complain against them, 
and John Pyncelegle and Francis Treapayn, citizens of London, have 
mainperned in chancery to keep the said John and Gunsalvus safely in the 
meantime, and the king appointed John Dale, his serjeant at arms, to 
dearrest the ship and goods and bring them to London with the masters, 
merchants and mariners, to do what shall be ordained by advice of the 
council, and to notify that all who wish to complain against them shall be 
before the king and council at London as quickly as possible, so that they 
be there at the Ascension next or before to prosecute their complaints, to 
whom the king will do justice in all things. By C. 

April G. To John Loverik and the bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause a ship 

Langley. called ' la S<-i, it Micliel ' of Monslioll to be dearrested without delay, and to 
permit Thomas Flemyng, Gilbert Kidford, Patrick Flemyng and Thomas 
Gonevill, merchants of Ireland, to take the wool and hides therein whither 
they wish pt to the king's enemies, if it is found that what those 

merchants allege in true, as they have besought the king to cause the ship, 
wool and hides to be dearre ted, as they lately laded the ship with wool and 
hides of Ireland to be taken to Flanders to traffic, at Doungarvan in Ireland, 
and paid the en items due to the collectors of customs in that port, as 
appears by the letters of coket thereupon which they have in their possession, 



26 



CALENDAR OR CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



April 1G. 
Westminster. 



April 27. 

Windsor. 



April 26. 

Westminster 



April 24. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 
Langley. 



May 1. 

WeslniiiiBter. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

and the ship, driven by various breezes and a rough sea, came to Sandwich 
and was there arrested by the bailiffs by pretext of an order of the king not 
to permit any wool or bides, whether customed or no, to cross from that 
port until further order. By K. and C. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Roger de Cruys, William Dodeley, 
John de Clyf and Robert Monagh en], burgesses and merchants of Droghda 
in [reland who laded at Droghda a ship called ' /</ Gaynbien* of Droghda, 
whereof William de Dodeley is master, with hides of Ireland to be taken to 
Flanders to traffic there. By K. and C. 

The like to the same for Nicholas de Sitheston, Adam Asshe and 
William, skinner (pellipario), burgesses and merchants of Droghda. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de 
la Despense, the king's yeoman, or to his attorney, 10/. for Master term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. to be received 
yearly of the issues of those counties for life, in recompence for 20/. yearly 
of the lands which belonged to William de Bredon in co. Derby, granted 
to him by the late king, and taken from him and restored to William with 
the assent of parliament. 

To John Laundels, sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with a messuage, a carucate of land, 8 acres of meadow and 
pasture for 9 oxen in Langeford, restoring the issues thereof to Thomas do 
Bourn, chaplain, and Alice late the wife of John Cokerell, as the king 
ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken certain lands of Thomas 
and Alice into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that Thomas 
and Alice had entered the premises, which are held in chief as of the crown, 
which Cieoffrey son of Fulc held of the gift of Robert Grosseteste, sometime 
bishop of Lincoln, who held them of Henry III in frank almoin, and who 
alienated them to Geoffrey without the royal licence, and that Geoffrey 
entered them without licence, and afterwards, at the suit of Thomas and 
Alice showing that they and all other tenants held the premises of the dean 
and chapter of St. Mary's church, Lincoln, by certain services, from time 
out of mind, and not in chief, and that the said bishop had never alienated 
them to Geoffrey, the king ordered the esoheator to take an inquisition 
upon the matter, by which it is found that Thomas and Alice and all 
other tenants held the premises of the dean and chapter by the -. rvice of 
12</. yearly to the work of the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, that the 
premises are not held in chief, that the bishop did not alienate them to 
Geoffrey, but that Geoffrey held them by hereditary descent after the death 
of Robert son of Fulc as his brother and heir. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that OOUntj to 
be elected in place of William Motte of Est Jarnemuth, who is so weak and 
broken by age that he cannot travail to execute the duties of his office. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to pay to John Brocas, the 
kind's yeoman, or to his attorney. It)/, for Raster term last, in Accordance 
with the king's grant to him of 20/. to he received yearly for life by the 
hands of the mis or and bailiffs of that town. 

To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, tenner of the prioj 
Trewelegh, in the king's band by reason of the war of Prance. Ordei 
pay to Gawayn Corder or to his attorney -IV. for Raster term las', in 
accordance with the king's grant to him on 1^ February in the 16th \ 
of the reign, of 10/. to he received yearly of the fenn of that priors so lo 

as it should remain in the king's hand. 

'I'd the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause a coroner lor that county lo U< 
elected in place of Simon tie Messy ngdene, deceased. 



■l:l EDWAKI) HI.— Part 1. 



27 



1349. 

March 27. 
Westminster. 



April 19. 

Windsor. 



May 2. 

Windsor. 



May 6. 
Woodstock. 



April 27. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 14. 

To Stephen cle Shagho and to the mayor and bailiffs of Favorsham. 
Order to cause a ship of Flanders, whereof John Lovetot is master, 
together with a tun full of fells called 'Greywerk' and the other things and 
merchandise in the ship, to be arrested without delay, and to permit the 
master to cross to Caleys with the ship and merchandise, as it has been 
testified before the king by trustworthy testimony that the said tun, 
arrested by Stephen and delivered to ths mayor and bailiffs, to be kept until 
further order, belongs to Tidemannus Cowefot, citizen of London, that 
nothing is in the tun except the said merchandise of ' Greywerk ' on which 
3'/. the pound is payable, and that the citizens of London are quit of the 
said 3'/. a pound. By C. 

To William Croyser, escheator in co. Buckingham. Order not to 
intermeddle further with two parts of the manor of Preston near 
Buckingham, restoring the issues thereof to Elizabeth late the wife of 
Hugh le Despenser, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Hugh and Elizabeth held the said two parts as of her dower 
after the death of Giles de Badelesmere, formerly her husband, in chief as 
of the honour of Rochester castle, by the service of 16s. yearly. 

To Roger Daber, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Like order with 
respect to the manors of Laughton, Borne, Heghynton and Drayton, held 
in chief by knight's service. 

To Walter Colepeper and Roger de Pykeryng. Order to deliver to 
Elizabeth late the wife of Hugh le Despenser, the manor of Rotherfeld, 
co. Sussex, together with the issues thereof, as the king lately committed 
to them the custody of all the lands which belonged to Hugh, who held in 
chief, in cos. Kent and Sussex, to hold during pleasure, and on its being 
found by inquisition taken by Roger Daber, escheator in co. Sussex, that 
Hugh and Elizabeth held the said manor jointly for themselves and their 
heirs by a fine levied in the king's court, the king ordered the escheator 
not to intermeddle further with that manor. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to deliver to Thomas de Coleshull all 
his lands, goods and chattels, and those of Richard Brok, Nicholas Passelewe 
of Stoke Abbot and John Aubrey of Herdewyk, by indenture, so that he 
may be able to satisfy the king for what is in arrear of 800 marks, as 
Thomas and the others are bound to the king in 800 marks for wood sold 
to them by him, to be paid at certain terms in the king's chamber, and 
because they did not pay anything of that sum the king ordered the sheriff 
to take all their lands, goods and chattels into the king's hand and to keep 
them safely until the 800 marks should be paid or until further order, and 
the king wishes to show favour to Thomas. 
Vacat&d because below. 

To John Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Order to 
take a simple seisin within the gates of the priory of St. Frideswide, 
Oxford, void by the death of John Lutelmore, the last prior, in the 
name of the king's royal lordship, and not to intermeddle further 
with the priory, its manors, granges or goods by reason of the present 
voidance, restoring any issues to the sub-prior and convent, saving 
to the king the knights' fees and advowsons of the priory and the 
ray lands acquired after 5 June in the 9th year of tho reign, as 
on that day the king granted that the sub-prior and convent should have 
the custody of the priory and of all its temporalities and goods in every 
roidance, so that they should have free administration of the same and 



28 



( ALKNDA1! Ob CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



May 12. 

Wood 



May 4. 
Woodstock. 



May 8. 
Woodstock. 



May 14. 

\\ iHnlstock. 



Membrane 14 — m/<£. 

receive and dispose of all emoluments, saving to the king the fees and 
advowsons, rendering to him 10 marks for the first two months of the 
voidance and pro rata for a Longer time, and that no escheator or other 
minister should intermeddle with the priory during a voidance, except to 
take seisin m the form aforesaid. 

The like, 'mutatis mutandis,' to William Croyser, escheator in co. 
Buckingham. 

To John de Stonore and his fellows, justices of the Bench. Order to 
adjourn all pleas to be pleaded before them for the present month of Easter 
for five weeks of Easter, for the morrow of the Ascension, for the octaves 
and quinzaine of Trinity and for the morrow, octaves and quinzaine of 
Midsummer next, until the octaves of Michaelmas next, ordering all the 
sheriffs of England to retain all writs returnable by them he fore the justices 
on the previous dates until the said octaves of Michaelmas, and the king 
wishes the justices to act as if the days contained in those writs had been 
kept without discontinuance or delay, as the mortal pestilence which has 
reigned at London and in the surrounding parts and elsewhere does not 
cease but rather increases, wherefore not a few attorneys suing in the 
Common Bench at the present Easter have died suddenly, and others will 
probably do so unless they depart, and several have not dared to go before 
the Bench by reason of the said mortality, so that some persons 
disinherited for the aforesaid causes, wherefore the king has ordained with 
the assent of the council that all such pleas should be continued in the same 
state in which they now are, until the said octaves. 

By K. and C. and by letter of the secret seal. 

To (iuy Seintclier, escheator in co. Huntingdon. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by 
reason of the death of Robert de Wassyngle, restoring the issues thereof to 
Margaret, late his wife, after taking her fealty in accordance with the 
form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held no 
lands in his demense as of fee in chief or of any others in that county, but 
that he was jointly enfeoffed with Margaret of a toft, 40 acres of land, 
4 acres of meadow and 6 acres of wood in Wassyngle and the manor of 
Wassyngle, of the gift and enfeoffment of William le Clerc of Adyngton, 
chaplain, by the king's licence, and that the said toft, land, meadow and 
wood are held in chief by the fortieth part of a knight's fee, and the manor 
is held of another than the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to receive from David de Wollore, keeper of the chancery tolls, two 
bills of the wardrobe for the time when Edmund do* la Beohe and William 
de Northwell were keepers of the wardrobe, in which the king was bound 
to Theobald de Mounteny, his yeoman, m 81J. 18». -1}'/., and which lv 
is bringing to them, and to cause those bills to he cancelled, as the king 
committed to Theobald the custody of the manor of Cleydon, co. K 
which William dr Bastyngfos , knight, now deceased, held of the inherit) 
of John son and heir of Laurence de llastyngos, earl of Pembroke, who 
held in chief, a minor m the king's wardship, in the king's hand by H 
of the minority of (lie said heir, to hold until Theobald should be satisfied 
for the said :'.l/. 18*. L&d. and he has surrendered those bills at the 
exchequer to be taken b0 chancery and cancelled there. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to \\ ill 
de Kelleseye, the king's olerk lately appointed to take into the king's hand 



1349. 



23 EDWAED III. Part 1. 



2!) 



Membrane I 1 -emit. 



and keep safely until further order all the fruits and issues and other 
emoluments of the prebend of Bannebury in the church of St. Mary, 
Lincoln, the costs and expenses which they shall find him to have 
incurred, by oath, upon divers embassies and upon writs obtained in divers 
places and upon other necessary affairs touching the premises. 



Membrane 13. 

May G. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to deliver to Thomas de 

Woodstock. Coleshull all his lands, goods and chattels and those of Richard Brok, 
Nicholas Passelewe of Stoke Abbot and John Aubrey of Herdewik, by 
indenture, so that he may be able to answer for what is in arrear of 800 
marks, as he and the others were bound to the king in 800 marks for wood 
sold to them, to be paid at certain terms in the king's chamber, and because 
they paid nothing the king ordered the sheriff to take all their lands, goods 
and chattels into the king's hand and to keep them safely until the 800 
marks were paid or until further order, and the king wishes to show favour 
to Thomas. By C. 

May 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to William 

Woodstock, de Kelleseye G'/. a day, which they shall find by his oath that he paid to 
William Fouler of Brackle for the time when he has been attendant upon 
the custody of the prebend of Bannebury in the church of St. Mary, 
Lincoln, as William de Kelleseye, whom the king appointed on 4 November 
in the 20th year of the reign to take into the king's hand all the 
fruits and issues of the said prebend which Hugelinus son of Paul de 
Adigheriis of Parma, an alien, possesses, and to keep them safely until 
further order, lecause he could not be continually attendant upon that 
custody on account of certain affairs of the king, substituted William 
Fouler in his place, receiving G'/. a day as his wages, and although William 
de Kelleseye has sought that the 6'/. a day may be allowed to him in his 
account, yet the treasurer and barons have not cared to make such allowance 
to him, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and the 
king has considered that the custody was difficult to keep on account of 
the opposition of John de Stretele and his accomplices, who have long 
striven to enter the prebend. By K. 

April 30. To Henry Sturmy, escheator in CO. Southampton. Order to take a 
Windsor. simple seisin within the e;ates of the abbey of Romeseye, void by the death 
of Joan, the last abbess, in the name of the king's royal lordship, and not 
to intermeddle further with the abbey, its manors, granges or other goods 
by reason of the present voidance, restoring any issues to the prioress 
and convent, saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons of 
the abbey and the custody of any lands acquired after 11 February in 
the 10th year of the reign, as on that day the king granted that the prioress 
and convent should have the custody of the abbey and of all the tem- 
poralities and goods thereof in all times of a voidance, with free adminis- 
tration thereof, receiving and disposing of all emoluments, saving to the 
kin</ the knights' fees arid advowsons, rendering 20 marks to tho king for 
the first month of a voidance and pro rata for a longer time, so that no 
eheator or other minister should intermeddle with the said abbey except 
to take s imple »eisin in the form aforesaid. 

The like to Robert Bussell, escheator in co. Wilts, ' mutatis mutandis.' 



30 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

April 21. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18 — cont. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London and to the collectors of the custom 
of wool, hides and wool-foils in the port of that city. Order to deliver the 
seal called ' coket ' in that port in the custody of those collectors and under 
the seals of the mayor and sheriffs and that of John de Chestrefeld, the 
kind's clerk, one part to Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond and 
Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, the king's merchants, and the other part to 
Hugh de Ulseby, John Malewayn, Thomas Gisors and Richard Barry, the 
king's merchants, to he kept by Walter, Thomas and Gilbert to receive all 
the issues of the customs and suhsidies, as by a mainprise which Walter, 
Thomas and Gilbert found the king granted to them all the customs and 
subsidies in all the ports of England except the custom of A mark a sack 
which William de la Pole receives in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull of 
the king's grant, and except the customs of wine, to be received from 
Michaelmas last until the end of three years following, and the king wish 
the seals to be kept as aforesaid so that the said issues may not be paid 
elsewhere until the ferm has been paid from quarter to quarter according 
to the agreements made thereupon. 

The like to the following to deliver the coket seal in the following ports 
enclosed under seals of the following, to the said fermors or their deputies 
and to the said four merchants, to wit : — - 

John Elys, Roger de Croxton and the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth and 
the collectors of customs in the port of that town for the coket seal 
there, enclosed under the seals of John, Roger and the bailiffs and 
of Thomas Pek, clerk. 
Richard de Leyham, Edmund Petigard and the bailiffs of Ipswich and 
the collectors of customs in the port of that town for the coket seal 
under the seals of Richard, Edmund and the bailiffs and of the said 
Thomas. 
John de Wycombe and John Spicer and the collectors of customs in 
the port of Bristol for the coket seal under the seals of John and 
John and of Roger Larcher, the king's Serjeant at arms. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton and the collectors of customs 
in the port of Southampton for the coket sea] under the seal of 
the mayor and bailiffs and of the said Roger. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Chichester and the collectors oi customs in 
the port of Chichester for the coket seal under the seals of the 
mayor and bailiffs and of John de Pale, the king's serjeant at arms. 
John Loveryk and the bailiffs of Sandwich and the collectors of 
customs in the port of Sandwich for the coket seal, under the seal- 
of John and the bailiffs and of the said -lohn de Dale. 



Membrane 12. 

May 14. To the treasurer and barons oi the exchequer. Order to supercede 

Woodstock, the demand made upon the warden and chaplains of the chantry Called 
' Doges,' in the city of Canterbury for the portion touching them of the 
tenth and fifteenth fast granted, for this turn, of the king's favour, as their 
lands and possessions do not suffice for the maintenance of themseU 
their Serjeants and the other charges incumbent upon the chantty . a 
found by inquisition taken l>\ John de Yieleston, late c-chcator in 
Kent. • l*J I 

May 12. To William de Ryngebourn, esoheator in the isle of Wight. Onfr 
Wooditoek. deliver bo John de Wyngefeld and Richard de Wton the lands which 
belonged bo Katherine late bhe wife of William de Monte Acuto. earl ol 



1349. 



28 EDWABD 111.— Part 1. 31 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

Salisbury, tenant in chief, taken into the king's hands by reason of her 
death, together with the issues thereof, as John and Richard have under- 
taken to answer to the king for the issues of those lands-j, by a certain form 
agreed upon between the treasurer and them. 

By K. on the information of Guy de Briane. 
The like to the following, to wit: — 

Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 

John de Laundeles, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. 

Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. 

Aymer fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. 

April 25. To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to permit 

Windsor. William de Monte Acuto, son and heir of William de Monte Acuto, earl of 
Salisbury, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, to enter all the 
lands which are of his inheritance and ought to revert to him after the 
death of the tenants, and to hold them until he come of age, receiving the 
issues thereof, in accordance with the king's grant to him. 

Byp.s. [20123.] 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

William de Ryngebourn, escheator in the isle of W T ight. 
John de Laundeles, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. 
Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 
Aymer fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. 

April 30. To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester, and to Roger de Berkerole. 

Windsor. Order not to intermeddle further with the tenements assigned in dower to 
Elizabeth late the wife of Hugh le Despenser, tenant in chief, in their 
custody among the possessions of Hugh in Wales, by the king's commission, 
as is said, as the king lately committed to them the custody of all the 
lands which belonged to Hugh in Glamorgan and Morgannou, in the 
king's hand by reason of Hugh's death, to hold with all their appurtenances 
during pleasure, and now the king has assigned to Elizabeth the castle and 
town of Neeth, the manor of Neeth with appurtenances, and the hamlets 
of Kilthibebilch, and Bruton and the country of Neeth on either side of 
the River Neeth ; the castle, manor and town of Kenefeg, the country of 
Tiriarth, the castle and manor of Landblethian, the castle, manor and 
country of Talvan, the country of Ruthyn and the manor of Radur in 
Wales to hold in dower. 

To Thomas de Bradeston and William de Chiltenham. Like order, 
' mutatis mutandis,' with respect to the manor of Teukesbury, co. Gloucester, 
the castle and manor of Hanleye with the chace of Malverne, co. Worcester, 
assigned to Elizabeth in dower of the lands which belonged to Hugh in 
cos. Gloucester and Worcester. 

April 30. To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester and the adjacent march of 

Windsor. Wales. Order to deliver to Elizabeth late the wife of Hugh le Despenser, 
tenant in chief, the following castles etc. which the king has assigned to 
heir to hold in dower, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without 
the king's licence, to wit : the castle anil town of Neth, the manor of Neth, 
with the hamlets of Kilthibebilth and Britton and the country of Neth 
on either side of the River Neth, the castle, manor and town of Kenefeg, 
the country of Tiriarth, tint castle and manor of Landblethyan, the castle, 
manor and country of Talvan, the country of Ruthyn, and the. manor of 
Radur, in the said march, the manor of Teukesbury, co. Gloucester, and 
the castle and manor of Hanleye with tint chace of Malverne in co. 
Worcester, assigned to Elizabeth for rendering yearly to the kin^-, until 
Hugh'.-; heir come of age, and to the heir alter he is of age, 13.s. 7fd., 
icb exceed her dower in co. Gloucester and the said march. 



82 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

April 80. 
Windsor. 



May 16. 

Woodstock. 



May 11. 

Woodstock. 



Membrane 12 cont. 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. Like order to deliver to 
Elizabeth the said castle and manor of llanleye with the chace of Malverne, 
assigned to her as aforesaid to hold in dower. 

Memorandum that the assignment of the said dower was made with the 
will and consent of Thomas do Clopton, keeper of the wardrobe, whom the 
king appointed to be supervisor of two parts of all the lands which belonged 
to the said Hugh at his death, reserved for the expenses of the kin 
household, until Hugh's heir come of age, to ordain and dispose of those 
two parts for the said expenses as he shall see to be best for the king's 
profit, and not in accordance with the extents made thereupon and returned 
into chancery. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, merchants, to whom the king 
granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, under a 
certain form. Order to pay to Robert de Nameur or to his attorneys 600 
crowns for a certain term now past, before the quinzaine of Midsummer 
next, and 1,20(J florins for two other terms past at St. Peter ad Vincula 
following, without further delay, and to pay him 1,200 florins yearly so 
long as they have the customs at ferin, in accordance with the king's grant 
to Robert on 1 July in the 21st year of his reign, for his homage and fealty 
of 1,200 florins de Vera {de seuto), or the value thereof in other money 
current in England, to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in 
the port of London, and 600 florins for one of the said terms of payment 
were paid to Robert as his attorneys have acknowledged in chancery, and 
the king wishes him to be satisfied for what is in arrear to him for the 



other three terms. 



By K. and 0. 



To the keeper of the wardrobe. Order to pay to Agnes late the wife of 
Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, 500/. of the term which she is 
bound to render yearly in the wardrobe for the custody of two parts of the 
lands which belonged to her husband, in the king's hand by reason of the 
minority of his heir, in aid of the expenses of the household, as the king 
was bound to the earl in 2,000/., to wit, in 1,359/. 12s. Id, of the surplus 
of an account rendered by him at the exchequer, and in 640/. 8s, by letters 
patent under the great seal and a bdl of the wardrobe, for his wages and 
expenses of war for the time when he was in the king's service, and 
because the executors of the earl's will freely remitted to the king 1,100/. 
of the 2,000/. and surrendered the said letters and bill to the exchequer to 
be cancelled, with their consent the king granted to Agnes 500/. to be 
received of the remaining 900/. of the said form. 

To the same. Order to pay to the said executors 166/. 18s. hi. in 
accordance with the king's grant to them of 100/. remaining of the said 
!)()()/., to wit, 233/. 6s. 8</. by the hands of the treasurer at the exchequer 
ami loo/. 13s. Id. by the hands of the keeper of the wardrobe, of the said 
form. The king has ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to paj the 
233/. 6s. 8d. to the said executors. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

May 15. To John Laundels, esoheator in to. Oxford. Order to take the fealty of 

Woodstock, Katherine late the wife of John de Sanoto Johanne of Lageham, according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to in< 

meddle further with the manors oi Staunton Seint Johan and Barton Semt 
loliau, restoring the issues thereof to her. ai the king haj learned 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



33 



1349. 



May 18. 

Woodstock. 
May 12. 

Woodstock. 



May 12. 

Woodstock. 



May 28. 
Woodstock. 



May 8. 
Westminster. 



June 2. 

Wood 



80. 

Wood 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death was jointly 

enfeoffed of those manors with Katherine, in fee tail, by divers lines Levied 

in the courts of the king and his father, and that the manors are held in 
chief by knight's service. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for the city of Salisbury 
to be elected in place of Thomas Thurstayn, deceased. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to receive from David de 
Wolloure, keeper of the chancery rolls, the letters and hills of the wardrobe 
by which the king was bound to Hugh le Despenser, and to cause them to 
be cancelled, as the king was hound to Hugh, at his death, in 2,770/. for 
his wages of war for the time when he was in the king's service, as may 
appear by letters under the y;reat seal and hills of the wardrobe made to 
him thereupon, and the executors of Hugh's will have released the king of 
1,170/. of the sum and have surrendered the letters and bills, containing 
the greater sum, to chancery to be taken to the receipt of the exchequer. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order to assign 
dower to Wentilana late the wife of John son of John Mantra vers, tenant in 
chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon 
her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to William 
le Ferour, keeper of the king's great horses, in his account, i Is. for five 
saddles bought by him for those horses. By bill of the treasurer. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the abbey of Rievaulx other than in past voidances, restoring 
any issues levied thereof to the prior and convent, as they have complained 
showing that although the king ought not to have the custody of the abbey 
or of the other houses of the Cistercian order during voidances, yet the 
escheator has taken the abbey and its temporalities into the king's hand, 
the abbey being void by the death of William the late abbot. 

To the collectors of the new custom in the port of London. Order to 
deliver all the issues of the custom, received from the Annunciation last 
until the end of 2£ years, to Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond and 
Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, the king's merchants, fermors of the customs 
and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, or to their deputies, and to Hugh 
de I'lseby, .lohn Malewayn, Thomas Gesors and Richard Barry, whom the 
mainpernors of those merchants have chosen in their place, so that the 
1 merchants and mainpernors may he able to answer to the king for 
the fenn lor the said custom, as the agreements made between the king 
and those merchants and mainpernors contain that all the issues of the 

Customs and sul.-idies for 21 wars to come shall he jointly received by 

the said merchants and by four merchants chosen by all the mainpernors 

who keep a part of the coket Beal in each of the ports, so that nothing 

il be paid elsewhere before the king is satisfied for the ferna due' to him 

quarterly thereon, as is fully contained in the indenture made with the 
merchac By K. and C. 

'I o Boberl de Maule, chief forester of the king's forest of Shirewod. 

Order to cause all the wood in the kind's wood called ' Lyndebyhagh ' in 

thai fores! \<> l»- cui down and -old lor tie king'i use, and to cause the 

king's wood of Beskewode, in that forest, to he enclosed with the money 

tng therefrom. By p.s. [20239. | 

17264 C 



34 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340 Membrane 11 cont. 

June 6. To the Bheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 

Westminster. t De elected in place of Richard de Norton of Redburn, deceased. 

June 1. To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, merchants to whom the king 

Woodstock granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, and to 
their mainpernors or to their attorneys in the [tort of London. Order to 
pay to Queen Isahel or to her attorney 250Z. for Easter term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to her of 5001. to he received yearl\ 
for life in each of the ports of London, Boston and Kyngeston upon Hull. 

June 20. To Thomas de Clopton. keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account with 

Woodstock. Master Simon de Islep, keeper of the privy seal, for the days when he has 

been attendant upon that custody, and to pay him 20s. a day for time past 

and henceforth, so long as he lias that custody. 

June 8. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause a tally for 24s. to he 

Woodstock, levied at the receipt of the exchequer and delivered to Richard de Thou 

keeper of the hanaper of chancery, so that he may have allowance therefor, 
as he paid 24s. of the issues of the hanaper to William de Evesham, whom 
the king sent to the abbot and convent of rlirkestall and to divers other 
abbots and convents, to seek a horse for carrying the chancery rolls, for his 
expenses. By C. 

June 10. To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to permit all who 

Woodstock. w j gn to i ac i e woo i ( hides and wool-fells in that port and take them to the 
staple at Bruges in Flanders, notwithstanding the order not to permit wool 
etc. to cross from that port until further order, as, with the assent of the 
council, the king wishes the passage to be open in all the ports where it 
has hitherto been held. By K. on the information of the treasurer. 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

John de Wycombe and John Spicer for wool etc. in the port of Bristol. 
John Elys, Roger de Croxton and the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth for 

wool etc. in the port of that town. 
Richard de Leyham, Ed[mund] Petygard and the bailiffs of Ipswich 

for wool etc. in the pert of that town. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Chichester for wool etc. in the port of that 

city. 
John Lovcryk and the bailiffs of Sandwich for wool etc. in the port oi 

that town. 
John de Massyngham and Geoffrey for wool etc. in the port of l.eniie. 
Gilbert Haliland, Henry de Alyngton and the haihffs of Boston for 

wool etc. in the port of that town. 
The mayor and sheriffs of London for wool etc. in the port of 

London. 
Alan Cpsale and Adam Pound for wool etc. in the port of Kynge>ton 

upon Hull. 
The bailiffs and lawful men of llertdpole for wool etc. m the port of 

that town. 
Robert de Angerton and Nicholas de Worhuni for wool etc. in the porl 
of Newcastle upon Tvne. 



MEMBRAN1 ID 

May I). To Thomas t'ary, esoheator in 0O. Somerset. Order to deli\c: 

Woodstock. Elizabeth late the wile of Hugh le Despenaer, tenant in chief, the k' 

fees ill that county uhuh the king has assigned to her, US of the fees which 



1349. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 85 



Membrane 10 cont. 



belonged to Hugh at his death the king has assigned the following to her 

to hold in (lower, to wit: a fee and a fourth part of a fee in Hutton, co. 
Somerset, which John le Welshe holds, extended at 20/. yearly; a fee in 
Astcombe which the heir of William Arthure holds, extended at 15/. 
yearly ; a fee in Estharpetre which the heir of Thomas de (lourneye holds, 
extended at 30/. yearly ; an eighth part of a fee in Jatton which Walter de 
Rodeneye holds, extended at 20 marks yearly ; a sixteenth part of a fee in 
Clywere which the heir of John Perceval holds, extended at a mark- 
yearly; a fee and a third part of a fee in Stok Gyffard which the heirs of 
Richard Passet and of Richard de Rodeneye hold, extended at 20/. yearly; 
a moiety of a fee in Salford w r hich the heir of Richard de Rodeneye 
holds, extended at 10/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in the same town of Salford 
which the heir of Joan Passet holds, extended at 10/. yearly ; a fee and a 
fourth part of a fee in Norton Maureward which the heir of Richard 
de Rodeneye holds, extended at 20/. yearly ; a fee in Poheleye which 
John de Seynlowe holds, extended at 10/. yearly ; two fees in Brstelston 
which the heir of John le Warre holds, extended at 40/. yearly ; a fee 
in Emenbere which William Tracjj holds, extended at 15/. yearly ; a 
fee in Ilalwetre and Litleton which the heirs of Richard de Rodeneye and 
of Thomas de Gourneye hold, extended at 10/. yearly ; a moiety of a fee 
in Westharpetre which the heir of Thomas de Gourneye holds, extended at 
60s-, yearly ; a fee in Foryngton which the heir of John ap Adam holds, 
extended at 100s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Freford which the heir of 
Richard de Rodeneye holds, extended at 40.s. yearly ; an eighth part of a 
fee in Wyntokesmede which Richard de Rodeneye holds, extended at 10s. 
yearly ; a fee in Neweton which John de Sancto Laudo holds, extended at 
20/. yearly ; an eighth part of a fee in Wyntokesmede which the heir of 
Elias Cotel holds, extended at 10s. } early ; a moiety of a fee in Telford 
which the heir of John Dumframvill holds, extended at 20s. yearly ; a fee 
in Twyverton which Walter de Rodeneye holds, extended at 10/. yearly ; 
a moiety of a fee in Telford which the heir of John le Soor holds, extended 
at 20/. yearly ; a fee in Hardyngton and Wedergrave which the heir of John 
le Soor holds, extended at 20/. yearly ; two fees and the moiety of a fee in 
Pahynton which the heir of John ap Adam holds, extended at 20/. yearly ; 
a fee in Saunford which the heir of John ap Adam holds, extended at 20/. 
yearly; a third part of a knight's fee in Chafcombe which Hugh de Bello 
Campo holds, extended at 10s. yearly ; a fee in Dynyngton which the heir of 
Alexander de la Lynde holds, extended at 15/. yearly ; a fee in Wymberford 
which the heir of John de Bello Campo holds, extended at 10/. yearly; a 
moiety of a fee in Upton Caboche which Edward Burnel holds, extended at 
10 marks yearly: a fee in La Pode which Thomas de Payous holds, extended 
at 10/. yearly; a fourth part of a fee in Cayner which the heir of John ap 
Adam holds, ext< tided at 20s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Fresheford which 
Walter de Rod( oeye holds, extended at 10s. yearly ; a fourth part of 
a fee in Upton winch the heir of William Marmion holds, extended at 
10*. yearly ; a fee in Bisshopesworth which the heir of John ap Adam 
holds, extended at 10 marks yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Tikenham 
which the heir of William de Pradeford holds, extended at 20s. yearly; a 
moiety of a fee in Wynfrid which the heir of John le Soor holds, extended 
-it 100 . va.rly ; a moiety of a fee in Wynfrid which the heir of Edmund 
• i. holds, extended at 100*. yearly; a moiety of a, fee in Ragel which the 
heir of Herbert de Sancto Quintino holds, extended at (50s. yearly; a fee in 
Ifenton which Ralph Blue! holds, extended at 10s. yearly; a fee in Holewere 
winch Walter de Rodeneye holds, extended ai iOs. yearly; a fourth part of a 
U i iii Porte beved which the heir of John Tilly holds, extended at 50*. yearly ; 



36 <\LENPAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 349 Membrane 10 — cont, 

thirteen fees in Claverham, co. Somerset, which the heir of John le Soor 
holds, extended at 86Z. yearly; a fee in Chaddeslegfa Corbet, co. Worcester, 
which William Corbet, knight, holds, extended at 10/. yearl) ; a lee in 
Severnestok which the wife of Robert de Clifford holds, extended at £(W. 
yearly ; a tee in Eldresfeld, co. Worcester, which Thomas de Berkele of 
Cubberle holds, extended at ;'»()/. yearly ; a moiety of a ice in Alrynton, co. 
Gloucester, which Roger Normand holds, extended at IQs. yearly ; a moiety 
of a fee m Shernecote, Northcote and Sudynton which Hugh de Rodbergh 
holds, extended at I On. yearly : a moiety of a fee in Estlech, CO. Gloucest* r, 
which the heir of Herbert de Sancto Quintino holds, extended at 10s. 
yearly; a fee in St. Pagans (Sancto Fagano), in the march of Wales, which 
Peter de Yeel holds, extended at 20/. yearly ; a, moiety of a fee in Lanryryd 
which Joan late the wife of John de Hampton holds, extended at 10/. 
yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Lanhary which Richard de Tnrhervill holds, 
extended at 40s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Langoovyan which John de 
Nerher holds, extended at 60*. yearly; a moiety of a fee in St. Hilary 
(Sancto llill(ir') which Elias Basset holds, extended at 107. yearly ; a moiety 
of a fee in St. Athan (Smrntit Thathana) which John Nerher holds, extended 
at 60s. yearly ; a fee in Lyswrynny which Peter de Yeel holds, extended at 
15/. yearly ; four fees in Coytif and members which Richard de Turbervill 
holds, extended at 60/. yearly ; three fees in Avene and members which 
John de Avene holds, extended at 40/. yearly; a tenth part id' a fee in 
Newcastle I Novo castro) which Richard Turbevill holds, extended at 10 marks 
yearly ; two fees in Cogan which the heir of John de Cogan holds, extended 
at 20 marks yearly : a fourth part of a fee in Neweton Notassh which 
William de Well and his parcencers hold, extended at 10/. yearly, and a fee 
in Landowe in the same march which William de Wynton holds, extended 
at 201. yearly. 

May 6. To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester and the adjacent march of 

Woodstock. Wales. Like order to deliver to Elizabeth late the wife of Hugh le 
Despenser the said fee in St. Fagans, the moiety in Lanryryd. etc. as above 
to the fee m Landow in the said inarch; the moiety in Alrynton, the 
moiety in Shernecote, Northcote and Sudynton and the moiety in Kstlech 
in the said county, assigned to her as aforesaid to hold in dower. 

May 6. To Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. Like order to deliver to 

J Woodstock. Elizabeth the fee in Chaddeslegh Corbet, the fee in Severnestok and the 
fee in Lldresfeld in that county, assigned to her as aforesaid, to hold in 
dower. 

\[ av «)_ To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester ami the adjacent march of 

Woodstock. Wales. Order to deliver to the said Elizabeth the advowsons m that 

bailiwick which the king has assigned to her, as of the advowsons which 

belonged to Hugh at his death the king has assigned the following to her 

to hold in dower, to wit : the ad\o\\ -on of Mertlnr church in the mart h of 
Wall's, extended at LOO*. yearlj ; the advOWSOU of Neeth church in the 
nie march, extended al "JO mark- yearl) ; the advOWSOU of I'.ichamwell 
church, co. Norfolk, extended 100a. yearly; the advowson of Warham 
church, co. Norfolk, extended at 10 marks yearly, and the advowson oi 
Teukesbury abbej 

To W dliaiu de Middelton, escheator in i-i>. Norfolk. lake older to dl I 

to Elizabeth the said advowsons oi the ohurohee oi BichamweU and 
\\ ilium, as ligned to her as id. 



28 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



37 



1349 

June 12. 
Woodstock . 



Membrane 10 cont. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermors of 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, and to their main- 
pernors or to their attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to Queen 
Philippa or to her attorney 500/. for Easter term last, of the first money 
arising from the issues of the said customs and subsidies, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 1,000Z. to he received yearly for life of those 
issues, in recom pence for the castle, town and honour of Pontefract, its 
knights' fees and other appurtenances, which the king granted to her to 
hold in dower or otherwise for life. 

Here the great seal was delivered to Sir David de Wolloure, Sir John 
de Sancto Paulo, Sir Thomas de Brayton and Sir Thomas de Cotyngham, 
to be kept as appears in a memorandum on the dorse of this roll. 



June 13. 
Woodstock. 



June 18. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 9. 

To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to cause Geoffrey 
Gascelyn. whose homage the king has taken for all the lands which 
Edmund Gacelyn, his father, held in chief at his death, to have seisin of 
a third part of the manor of Chippenham, and not to intermeddle further 
with the lands held of others than the king, restoring the issues of the 
third part and other lands to Geoffrey, as the king has learned by inquisi- 
tion taken by the escheator that Eleanor, late Edmund's wife, at her 
death, held the said third part in dower of Geoffrey's inheritance, and 
Geoffrey holds the whole manor in chief by the service of a fourth part of 
a knight's fee, and that Eleanor held other lands of Geoffrey's inheritance 
in Budeston, Chippenham and Great Cheverel for life, of others than the 
king. 

To the sheriff of Salop for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
Leo de Perton, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his wages 
of 6'/. a day from 24 April in the 18th year of the reign and to pay him 
those wages henceforth, as the king granted to him the custody of Brugge- 
north castle to hold for life, receiving the said wages, and on the said 24. 
April, because the king's letters did not mention in what place Leo should 
receive those wages, the king granted that he should receive them of the 
issues of that county. By p.s. 

To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in co. Essex. Order to deliver to 
Edmund Baynard and to Eleanor, his wife, daughter and heir of John 
Bluet the lands assigned to them in that bailiwick, in the presence of 
Henry de Graystok, clerk of the king's chamber, in whose custody are the 
lands of the inheritance of Peter de ('usance, knight, a minor of the king's 
wardship, together with the issues thereof, retaining in the King's hand a 
moiety of the marsh called ' Bernernerssh ' and of land called ' Cedybernlond ' 
in the parish of Canewedon and Kryxeth, co. Essex, as Peter's purparty, 
together with the other lands of Peter's inheritance, which the king wishes 
to remain in Henry's custody until further order, as of the lands which 
Eleanor, bite .John's wife, at her death, held it) dower of the inheritance 
of Peter and Eleanor, the king lias assigned to Edmund and Eleanor 
the following lands, to wit : a moiety of the manor of Silchestre, co. 
Southampton, extended at 1 1/. Is. '2,'j'l. yearly ; a moiety of the said marsh 
and land, extended at 100*. yearly, and a moiety of a messuage, 50 acres of 
land and 7 acre of meadow in Benacre, co. Wilts, extended at 25.$. lid. 
yearly, which manor, messuage, land, meadow and marsh are not held of 
the km;/, as is found by inquisitions returned to C-hanci 



38 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

June 20. 

Westminster. 



July 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane !) cont. 

To Robert Russel, escheator in oo. Wilts. Like order, ' mutatis mutandis,' 
to deliver to Edmund Baynard and Eleanor his wife the lands in Benacre 
in that bailiwick assigned to them as aforesaid, in the presence of Henry de 
Greystock, clerk of the king's chamber. 

The like to Henry Bturmy, escheator in co. Southampton, for the moiety 
of the manor of Silchcstrc. 

To John de Sancto Paulo and John de Shirburn of York. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage and 2 bovates of land in Donyngton, 
which the kjng lately committed to them to hold together with the issues 
thereof for so long as they should remain in the king's hand, for rendering 
the extent thereof at the exchequer, as Thomas de Rokehy, escheator in co. 
York, on its being found by inquisition of office that Robert de Bardelbv, 
late prebendary of Donyngton in St. Peter's church, York, granted by 
charter to Walter de Brakenholm the said messuage and land, which were 
parcel of the said prebend, without obtaining the assent of the chapter of York 
church or of the king, took the premises into the king's hand, wherefore at 
the suit of the present prebendary beseeching the king to order the premises 
to be restored to him as they are parcel of his prebend, the king ordered the 
sheriff of York to notify the said Walter and John de Shirburn to be in 
chancery on a certain day now past to show cause why the premises together 
with the issues thereof should not be restored, and Walter and John by Philip 
de Alcestr[ia], clerk, their attorney, and John de Sancto Paulo in person 
appeared in chancery and had nothing to say why the premises should not 
be restored to the present prebendary, it being held that the aforesaid 
alienation made by Robert without the assent of the chapter could not 
subsist of right or prejudice his successor. By C. 



MEMBRANE H. 

May 23. To the executors of the will of Nicholas de Bokelond, late auditor of the 

\\ .Midstock. accounts of the king's chamber. Order to deliver to Henry de Grejstok, 
whom the king has appointed surveyor and administrator of the lands 
reserved to that chamber and auditor of the accounts there, all the extents 
of lands, lolls, indentures, commissions, letters of warrant, tallies and 
other memoranda touching the chamber, which are in their custody by 
reason of Nicholas's death by indentures, although the king lately ordered 
them to deliver the extents etc. which were in Nicholas's custody, from 
the 9th year of the reign until I October last, to the treasurer and barons 
of the exchequer and to the chamberlains, because that order is not 
executed and the king wishes the extents etc. to be delivered to Henry for 
the better information of affairs touching the chamber. The king: has 
Ordered Henry to receive the said extents etc. from those executors. 

By letter under the seal called ' tiriil'onn.' 

June 16. To Henrj Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to assign dower 
Westminster, to Margery late the wife of John de Elyugge, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband at lus death, upon her taking oath that 
she will not many without the king's licence. 

■June 1. To ihf sheriff of Sussex. Order to OaUSe a coroner for that county to be 

Woodstook. elected in place of Thomas de Yalyton, deceased. 

June 20. To Ivolieri Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to cans,' Laureno* 
Westminster, and heir of Laurence de Sancto Martino, tenant in chief, to have seism of 

all the lands which Sibyl, late the wife of John de Scures, I. amen 






28 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



89 



1349. 



May 13. 

Woodstock. 



June 4. 

Woodstock. 



June 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane H — cont. 

mother, held in dower of bis inheritance, at her death, restoring the issues 
thereof to him, as on 80 January in the 1 1th year of the reign the king 
took his fealty for all the lands which his father held in chief at his death, 
and rendered them to him, he having proved his age before William Trussel, 
late escheator this side Trent, and the king gave him respite for his homage 
up to a certain time, now past, and now the king has taken his homage for 
the said lands and for the lands which Sibyl held as aforesaid. 

By p.s. [20847.] 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Dorset. 

Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to receive the letters and bill by which the king was bound to 
Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, from David de Wolloure, 
keeper of the chancery rolls, and to cause them to be cancelled, as the king 
was bound to the earl in 2,000/., to wit, in 1,359/. 12s. Id. of the surplus 
of an account rendered by him at the exchequer, and in 640/. 8s. by letters 
patent under the great seal and a bill of the wardrobe for his wages and 
expenses of war for the time when he was in the king's service, and because 
the executors of the earl's will freely released 1,100/. of that sum to the 
king, and surrendered the said letters and bill containing the 640/. 8s. to 
the exchequer to be cancelled, the king granted to them the remaining 900/. 
to be received under a certain form. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with Robert de Hulm for the time when he was receiver 
and purveyor of the king's victuals in cos. Northampton, Warwick, 
Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham and Derby, according to the form of a 
commission made to him, and allowing him 2s. a day for his own wages 
and 6'/. a day for the wages of Adam de Chestrefeld, his deputy, for all the 
time that they were in that service, to pay to Robert what is found to be 
due to him or to give him an assignment therefor. 

By bill of the treasurer. 

To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage and a carucate of land in Asserton near Berewyk 
St. James or with the advowson of the chapel of St. Mary Magdalene 
there, restoring the issues thereof to Isabel late the wife of Henry de 
Wylyngton, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Henry at his death held no lands in chief in his demense as of fee or 
in service, but that he held the premises jointly with Isabel, and that the 
messuage and land are held of Edward, prince of Wales, as of the manor 
of Shereueton by knight's service. 

Eere the great seal was delivered to John bishop of St. David's to be 
kept as appears in a memorandum on the dorse of this roll. 



Membrane i. 

June 23. To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order to cause John 

Westminster. r ;iir ] of Kent, son and heir of Edmund earl of Kent, tenant in chief, to have 

of all the lands whereof his lather was seised in his demesne as of 

fee at bis death, although John is in the king's wardship and has not yet 

proved hi the king has taken his homage for the lands which his 

fath'-r held in chief, and has rendered them to him. By p.s. 



40 



CALEM'U: OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



June 21. 
Westminster. 



July 12. 

Clarendon. 



July 1G. 
( liar en don. 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

Tlif like to tlir Following, to wit: — 

Thomas de Boo, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. 

Thi' escheator ID cos. Kssex and Hertford. 

William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. 

Guy de Seint Clere, escheator in co. Huntingdon. 

Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. 

Richard Blundell, escheator in co. Northampton. 

Saier de Rocheford, escheator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. 

Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. 

Aymer FitzWaryn, escheator m co. Devon. 

The escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

Henry Sturmv. escheator in co. Southampton. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order not to compel 
John de Burgherssh to do homage, as he has done homage to the king for 
the lands which he holds in chief by the law of England after the death of 
Maud, late his wife, hy reason of their issue. By p.s. [20371.] 

The like to John Laundels, escheator in co. Oxford. 

To Richard Danseye, escheator in co. Hereford and the adjacent march 
of Wales. Order to deliver to Agnes late the wife of Laurence de 
Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief, whose oath the king has 
taken that she will not marry without his licence, the manor of Wenryred, 
to hold in dower, as she has besought the king to order dower to be 
to her, as the earl was seised in fee, alter his marriage with her, of the 
manors of Wenryred in the march of Wales, Cleyndon in co. Kent. Benhani 
in co. Berks, Wrydlyngton and Dounhamhalle in co. Suffolk and Leniyng 
in co. Huntingdon, and of certain tenements in Padyngden in co. Surrey, 
and demised the manors of Wenryred, Cleyndon and Benhani and the said 
tenements to William de Hastynges, 'le frere,' for his life, and the manors 
of Wrydlyngton and Dounhamhalle to William de Hastynges, •leneveti,' 
for life, and the manor of Lemyng to John de Waldegrave, 'le fitl,' for 
life, as is found by inquisitions taken thereupon by the king's order, and 
the said manors and tenements are now taken into the king's hand hy the 
death of the said William. William and John, and the king lias assigned 
to Agnes the manor of Wenryred, extended at L5s. yearly; the manor of 
Benhani, extended at 10/. 14s. ■!</. yearly and the said 
Padyngden, extended at 86s. Id. yearly, as is found by 
inquisitions, to hold in dower of the said manors and lands. 
Tlie like to the following, to wit: — 

John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks, for the manor of Lenham. 

Thomas de Boo, escheator in co. Surrey, for the tenements in 
Padyngden. 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. Order not to intermeddle 

further with the ablny of Pershore or with the manors, granges or other 
uls pertaining thereto by reason of the present voidance through the 
death of Thomas, the last abbot, after taking a simple seism witbm the 
gates of the abbey in the name of the king's royal lordship, restoring the 
issues thereof to the prior and convent, saving to the king the knights' 
fees and advowsons of the abbe) and the custody of am lands acquired 
after 16 Jul) in the 1 Ith year of the reign, as on that da\ the king granted 
that in all voidaiues of the abbe) (he prior and con\ent should ba\e the 
custody of the abbey and of all the temporalities and l;oih!s pertaining 

thereto, with free administration of the nana, saving to the king the 



tenements in 

the aforesaid 



23 EDWARD ITI, -Part 1. 41 



-i '.mo Membrane 7 — c<»it. 

knights' fees and advowsons during the voidanoe, for rendering 3G/. for the 
first two months, and pro rata for a longer time, so that no escheator, 
bailiff or other minister should intermeddle with the abbey or its appur- 
tenances, except to take a simple seisin in the form aforesaid. 

July 13. To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place. Order to 

Clarendon, deliver to Richard Talbot or to his attorney the castle of Weyseford in 
Ireland and two parts of all the lands which belonged to Laurence de 
Hastyng[es], earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief, in Ireland, in the king's 
hand by reason of the earl's death and the minority of his heir, together 
with the issues thereof, as the king reserved those two parts for the expenses 
of his household and committed the custody thereof to the keeper of the 
wardrobe, to dispose thereof as he should see fit for the king's use, and now 
William de Cusaunce, keeper of the wardrobe, has demised the said castle 
and two parts to Richard, together with the issues thereof, to hold under a 
certain form contained in the indenture made with him. 

The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. 

To Roger Darcy, escheator in Ireland. Order to account with the said 
Richard or with his attorney for the issues of the said castle and two parts, 
and to answer to him therefor. 

July IS. To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermors of 

Clarendon, the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, or to their main- 
pernors or attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to Thomas de 
Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, or to his attorney 500 marks for Easter 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 15 July in the 
22nd year of the reign for his good service and for his fee for staying with 
the king with a hundred men at arms in accordance with the agreements 
contained in an indenture made with him, of 1,000 marks to be received 
yearly for life of the issues of the customs of wool, hides and wool-fells in 
the ports of London, Lenn and Boston. 

July 10. To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order not to inter- 

Clarendon, meddle further with the manors of Warmelyntori and Hunton, restoring 
the issues thereof to John de Monte Acuto and Margaret his wife, daughter 
and heir of Thomas de Monte Bermery, as the king luis learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret de Monte Hennery, at her 
death, held no lands in chief or of others in her demesne as of fee, but 
that she held the said manors in the name of dower as of the right of 
Margaret the daughter, and that the manors are held in chief by knight's 
i vice, and the king lately took John's fealty for all the lands which 
Thomas held in chief at his death, and rendered them to John and 
Margaret. 

The like to Aymer fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon, not to intermeddle 
with the manors of Yalampton, Pywoithy and Okford, which are held in 
chief by knight's service, and which Margaret de Mont*' Hennery held as 
dower at her death, after the death of Thomas, as of the right of Margaret 
wife of John de Monte Acuto. 

The like to John Dabernoun, escheator in co. Cornwall, not to inter- 
meddle with a third part of the manor of Lantien, which is held of the 
duke of Cornwall ;i^ of tin honour of Launceveton castle and which 
Margaret de Monte Hermeri held in 'lower as of the right of Margaret wife 
of John. 



42 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

July 1. 
Westminster. 



June 16. 

Westminster. 



July 13. 

Westminster. 

July 12. 

Westminster. 



July 12. 
Clarendon. 



MEMBR INE (!. 

To William de Middelton, esoheabor in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Stowebydun, oo. Norfolk, restor- 
ing the issues thereof to Blanche, late the wife of Thomas Wake of Lidel, as 
the king lias learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thorn 
held the said manor at his death jointly with Blanche, for their lives, of 
the prior of Hautemprise, by the service of 10/. yearly, of the prior's demise. 

To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in cos. Cumberland and Westmorland. 
Order to take the fealty of Blanche late the wife of Thomas Wake of Lidel, 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not 
to intermeddle further with the castle and manor of Lidell, co. Cumberland, 
or with the manor of Merton, eo. Westmorland, restoring the issues thereof 
to Blanche, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Thomas, at his death, was seised of the said castle and manors jointly 
with Blanche, to hold for themselves and Thomas's heirs by the late king's 
licence, and that the castle and manor of Lydell are held in chief by 
homage and fealty and by the service of rendering 56*. to cornage at the 
exchequer, Carlisle, at the Assumption, and by suit at the county of 
Cumberland every month, and the manor of Merton is held in chief as of the 
lands which belonged to Robert de Clifford in the king's hand by reason of 
the minority of Robert's heir, by homage and fealty, and by the service of 
rendering 8s. fid. yearly to cornage at Appelby castle. 

To the steward of the king's chamber and to the auditors of the accounts of 
that chamber. Order to take an inquisition upon the true value of 3 acres 
of pasture in Sheperugg, co. Wilts, called ' Forlese,' 10 acres of meadow in 
the same town, called ' Westmede ' and the adjacent fishery in the River 
Lodene, and to cause allowance to be made to Michael de Ponynges, termor 
of the lands which belonged to Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la 
Beetle, of such sum at which the premises art 1 newly extended and to permit 
John son and heir of Ralph Berd of Sheperugg to hold the said meadow, 
pasture and fishery, as on 4 February last the king ordered Michael to 
deliver the premises together with the issues thereof to the said John 
at page 5 above]. R\ ( 

To the sheriff' of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to he 
elected in place of William Pycot, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for the hundred of 
Farendon in that county to be elected in place of Henry llamond, 
deceased. 

To Nicholas (lower, escheator in the liberty of Holdemess. Order to 
retain in the king's band until further order a messuage, - tofts, I bova 
of land, 1-1 acres of meadow and a mill in Drynghowe and '2 tofts and 8 
novates of land in Bonnewyk, and to deliver a toft in Skipseburgh and two 
parts of a bovate of land in Drynghowe to Joan late the wife oi Edmund 
Cauce of Drynghowe mother of Edmund's heir, as nearest to the heir, to be 
kept for his use, saving to the king a yearly rent of \:il. due to him of the 

toft in Skipseburgh and of the two parts and the third part of a bovate m 

Drynghowe, and not to intermeddle further with the other lauds held of others 
than the king, taken into the king's hand by reason of Edmund's death. 
restoring the issues thereof , as the king has learned l>\ inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Edmund, at his death, held no lands m chief as of the 
Crown, hut that he held in his demesne as of fee the said messuage, to' 

bovates, meadow and mill in Drynghowe, the tofts t iud bovatetj in 
Bonnewyk, the toft in Skipseburgh and the two parts in Drynghon with 



23 EDWAIil) III. Part 1. 



43 



1349. 



July 20. 
Clarendon. 



July 14. 
Clarendon. 



July 8. 
Clarendon. 



July 22. 
Clarendon. 



Membrane (\ — cont. 

reversion of the third part after the death of Margaret late the wife of John 
de la More, who holds it in dower, and that the messuage, tofts, bovates, 
meadow and mill are held in chief as of the honour of Albemarl by the 
service of keeping two of the king's falcons at his manor of Cleton in Holder- 
nesse for the time that the king stays there, taking 3s. a day for that custody, 
and the tofts and land in Bonnewyk are held in chief as of the same honour 
by the service of a hundred and eightieth part of a knight's fee, and the toft 
in Skipseburgh and the two parts and third part of a bovate in Drynghowe 
are held of the king by the ssivica of rendering 127. yearly, and that 
Edmund held lands in his demesne as of fee of others than the king, by 
divers services, and that Robert, Edmund's son, is his next heir and was 
aged eight weeks on 19 January last. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, termors of the customs and 
subsidies due in all the ports of England, and to their mainpernors or 
attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to Katherine daughter of 
William Due of Brussels and to Henry Estor her son, or to Henry Picard, 
their attorney, 501. for Midsummer hist, in accordance with the king's 
grant to them on 5 March in the 13th year of the reign of 1001. to be 
received yearly of the customs in that port. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause two coroners for that county 
to be elected in place of Thomas de Framelyngham and Adam Perers, 
deceased. 

To Thomas deFoxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, or to him who supplies 
his place there. Order to deliver to the monks of Westminster eight 
bucks on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula next, to be taken in Wyndesore 
forest and carried to Westminster at the king's cost, in accordance with 
the charter of Henry III to the abbot and monks, confirmed by the king, 
of eight bucks yearly to be taken as aforesaid, so that those who carry the 
venison shall make two companies (fadent iluas meiiei/as) before the high 
altar of St. Peter, Westminster. 

To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to assign 
dower to Isabel late the wife of Laurence de Pavely, tenant in chief, as of 
the honour of Peverel, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at 
his death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 



Membrane 5. 

July 3. To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to take the fealty of 

Westminster. Petri' hrother of Thomas son of Thomas le Blount, according to the form 
of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to him the manor 
of Hywyssh, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Yatesbury 
or with a messuage and carucate of land in Lyteletonne and Brodehenton, 
restoring the issues of the latter tenements, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Agnes late the wife of Peter 
Doynel, knight, held no lands at her death in chief or of any other in that 
county, in her demesne as of fee or in service, hut that she was enfeoffed of 
the manor of Hywyssh for life jointly with Peter, of the gift and enfeoffment 
of Patrick, parson of Yatesbury church, John de la Roche ami John Wetelaye, 
vicar of Yatesbury church, with remainder, after their death, to Thomas 
■ n of Thomas le Blount and Margaret daughter of the said John de la 
Roche and the hen- of their bodies, or in default to Peter hrother of Thomas 
and the heir-' of his body, mid t(ui! Agnes held the manor of Yatesbury and 



44 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



July 4. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Clarendon. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 

June 28. 
Westminster. 



\L\ 9. 
Woodatoo] . 



Membrane 5 —eimt. 

the messuage and land aforesaid, in the name of dower, of the inheritance 

of Nicholas Bordoun, and thai the manor of llywyssh is held in chief by 
the service of a petty serjeantv, to wit 18s. Id. yearly, and tlie manor of 
Yiiteshury, the messuage and land are held of others than the king by 
divers services, and that Thomas and Margaret died during Agnes's life 
without an heir of then- bodies, and that Peter brother of Thomas survives. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, 150J acres of land, 11 acres 1 rood of meadow, 
11 acres of pasture and 8s. rent in Humblok, Langton, Conyngesby, 
W'ylkesby, and Paldcrby and the advowson of W'ylkesby church, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has Learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Henry Hillary, at his death, held the premises for himself 
and .loan his late wife, and the heirs of their bodies, of the gift of Robert 
de Straythefeld, and that those tenements are held of John Dymmok, lord 
of Scrivelby, and Margaret his wife as of Margaret's right, by homage and 
fealty and suit of court at the manor of Scrivelby every three weeks. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 
with the custody of the priory of Great Malverne, void by the death of 
Thomas de Leghe, the last prior, by the taking of a simple seism or 
otherwise, or with the temporalities or goods of the priory, permitting the 
sub-prior and convent to dispose freely thereof, saving to the king the 
custody of any lands newly acquired and held in chief, as it is found by 
divers inquisitions taken by William Trussel, sometime escheator in cos. 
Salop, Stafford, Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford, that the sub-prior 
and convent had elected a prior from themselves from the time of the 
foundation of the priory, without seeking licence from the king, and they 
disposed of the temporalities of the house in all voidances and received all 
the issues thereof without the king or his ministers intermeddling there- 
with, that the king did not receive the fealty of any prior elected there and 
that no lands had been acquired by the priory after its foundation by 
reason whereof the custody of the priory ought to pertain to the king, and 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and the chamberlains have 
certified in chancery that upon inspection of the rolls and memoranda at 
the exchequer and at the receipt then- for the time of the kings Richard, 
John, Henry. Edward and Edward it is not found that any one received 
the issues of the temporalities or intermeddled with the priory on behalf 
of the king during voidances, and for the security of the priory the king 
has testified the things so found and returned, by his letters patent. 
The like to the following, to wit : 

Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. 

John de Swynnertqn, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. 

Richard Panseye, escheator in co. Hereford. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for the city of 
V 1 wich to he elected in place of Adam de Peieis. deceased. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

pa\ to William de Evesham, whom the king lately sent to the abbot and 
convent of rlirkestal] and to divers other abbots and convents to 
horse for carrying the chancer} rolls %4». for his expensi Bj I 

In the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to \ iew the mr 
of the prelates, earls, barons, knights, religious and others who did homa 

lor tin land.-, which they hold of the king, contained in a schedule which 
the king sends to them under the half seal, mid to distrain those earls aud 



28 EDWARD III.— Pakt 1. 



45 



1349. 



June 28. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 5 — cont, 

others whom they find to hold by barony and who have not paid the 
marshal's fee due, which pertains to the king by the death of Thomas ear] 
of Norfolk and marshal of England, and to cause that fee to be levied, as 
the second statute of Westminster of the 13th year of Edward 1 provides 
for the payment of certain fees to the marshal under a certain form 
contained in the statute, and now the king has learned that certain bishops, 
abbots and priors, and earls, barons and others, who owe homage and fealty 
for the lands which they hold by barony, have not paid the said fees to the 
marshal and do not intend to do so. [ Fcedera.] 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to desist from impeding Isabel late the 
wife of Henry de Ferariis, and to permit her to exercise her liberty in the 
manor of Stoke upon Tyren in that county, as Theobald de Verdoun, late 
lord of that manor, and his ancestors used to exercise the same, as the king 
ordered the sheriff to permit Henry and Isabel to exercise their liberty in 
that manor [as in this Calendar, 8 Edward III, page 219] and now the king 
has learned from Isabel, after Henry's death, that the sheriff will not 
permit her to exercise her liberty in the manor. 



Membrane i. 

July 25. To William Plaice, escbeator in co. York. Order to deliver to Robert 

Clarendon, son of William de Sproxton and to Cristiana daughter of Nicholas de 
Meignill the manor of Sproxton, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by Thomas de Rokeby, late escbeator in that county, that William, 
at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that 
he held the said manor for life of the gift of Simon de Sproxton, with 
remainder, at his death, to Robert and Cristiana and the heirs of their 
bodies, and that the manor is held in chief by the service of a fourth part 
of a knight's fee and by homage and the service of rendering 18s. id. yearly 
at the exchequer by the hands of the sheriff, and the king has taken Robert's 
homage for the manor and has rendered it to him and to Cristiana. 

Byp.s. [2019H. 

July 9. To Thomas Cary, escbeator in co. Somerset. Order to deliver to John 

Clarendon, son of Alice Basset, brother of Joan late the wife of Thomas ap Adam, the 
manor of Corston in that county, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John Inge at his death held no lands in chief 
or of another in his deun d e as of fee or in service! in that county, but that 
he held the said manor tor life of the grant of William Inge, parson of 
Henton church, by a fine levied in the king's court, with remainder to 
the said John son of Alice, and that the manor is held in chief by the service 
of a, moiety of a knight's fee, and the king has taken John's homage for the 
manor anil ha- rendered it to him. By p.S. |20127.i 

To Robert Bussel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 

further with the land- which he took info the king's hand by reason of the 
death of John Inge, re torin ues thereof, as the king has learned by 

inquisition taken hy the escbeator that John, at his death, held no binds in 

chief or of any other in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that he 

held lands there for life of others than the king, hy diverfl services. 

July 20. To Roger de Norman .ill, keeper of the king's horses and stud beyond 

irendon. Trent. Order to deliver all the king's stallion s in his custody to William 
b: Perrour, keeper of the king's horse this side Trent, by indenture. 

ByK. 



Hi 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



June 18. 

Westminster. 



July 2. 
Westminster. 



July 24. 
Corfe. 



•I uly 30. 

Clareiulon. 



Aug. 4. 
( 'larendon 



Membrane I emit. 

To the sheriff of ¥ork. Order to pay the costs and expenses of sixteen 
of the kind's stallions, loin- hackneys and of the keepers of those horses, 
which the king has ordered \\ Lilian} le Ferrour, keeper of his horses this 
side Trent, to receive from Roger de Normanvill, keeper of his horses 

beyond Trent, to cause them to he taken to Westminster from the pla. 
where the\ are received, until they come to Westminster, by indenture 
made with William. By K. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of London. Order to deliver to the monks of St. Peter's, 
Westminster, a tun of wine of the prise of London for the morrow of 
St. Rotolph next, in accordance with the charter of Henry III granting to 
them a tun of such wine to be received yearly for the celebration of divine 
service in their church. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay for the provisions of hay, oa 
litter, shoeing and ail other things for the maintenance of the king's foals, 
stud and stallions in the custody of Roger de Normanvill, the king's 
yeoman, keeper of his foals and stud beyond Trent, and for the wages of 
the keepers of foals, stud and stallions from time to time, by indentures 
made with Roger. By p. a. [20408. 

To Thomas Perle, one of the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and 
wool-fells in the port of London. Order to deliver a leaf of the coket seal 
in that port, in bis custody of the livery of the mainpernors of Walter de 
Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond and Gilbert de Wendelyngburgh, the km 
merchants, termors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the 
realm, to John Malewayn and Hugh de Ulseby, attorneys of those main- 
pernors, or to their deputies, in accordance with the agreements made 
between the king and the said merchants that one leaf of the eoket seal in 
each of the said ports shall be in the custody of the said termors and the 
other in the custody of their mainpernors or of their deputies. By C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

William de Melchebourn, one of the collectors of customs m the port 

of Boston. 
Adam Tirwhit, one of the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston 

upon Hull. 
John de Rypon, one of the collectors of customs in the port of New 

castle upon Tyne. 
Peter de Melchebourn. one of the collectors of customs in the port of 
Lenne. 

To Richard Molmeiix and his fellows, collectors m co. Lancaster of the 
triennial tenth and fifteenth lately granted for the first year. Order to 
pay to Edward de Balliolo, king of Scotland, or to his attorney lS-t/. 
assigned to him of the money of that tenth and fifteenth of the second 
term of the first year, by two tallies levied at the receipt of the exchequer, 
notwithstanding that they are not directed to pay that sum to him by writ 
of the exchequer. B) C, 

[Fo'dcra.] 

The like to Robert de Muloastre and las fellows, collectors a 

Cumberland of the said tenth and fifteenth for the first war, to pag L6 to 
the said king assigned by a like tally. Bj I 

[ Ibid. 

To the sherill of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that couu'.n 
elei ted 01 |>l;n e til I! i"er le LoUge, deceased. 



23 EDWARD 111. Part 1. 47 



] 34Q Membrane 4 — cont. 

July 27. To William de Cusance, keeper of the wardrobe. Order to pay to Agne 

Clarendon, j.^g ^ e w j£ e f j ja urence de Bastynges, carl of Pembroke, or to tier 
attorney, 100 marks in coined money, or to assign to her lands of the 
carl's inheritance to that value, as the king demised to William at ferm 
two parts of all the lands which belonged to the said earl, who held in 
chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the earl's heir, to 
hold for himself and his successors in that office until the said heir should 
come of age, for rendering 733Z. 6s. 8d. in the wardrobe for the expenses of 
the household, and paying 100 marks yearly to Agnes for the maintenance 
of the heir. 

Aug. 6. To John de Wyndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. Order 

Marlborough, to retain in the king's hand a messuage and 2 virgates of land in 
Dadelyngton, a rood of land in Shathewell, the advowson of the church of 
that town and a messuage a nd a virgate of land at Napton, until further order, 
and not to intermeddle further with the manors which he took into the 
king's hand by reason of the death of John de Pulteneye, restoring the 
issues thereof to Margaret, late John's wife, and to William, their son, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his 
death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief in those counties, but 
that he held the said tenements and advowson in Dadelyngton, Shathewell 
and Napton, and he held the manors of Pulteneye and Munsterton in co. 
Leicester, for life, of the gift and enfeoffment of John de Tilteye, clerk, by 
a fine levied in the king's court, with remainder to Margaret and William 
and the heirs of William's body, and that the said manors, land and 
advowson are held of others than the king by divers services. 

To William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Wethersfeld, co. Suffolk, 
restoring the issues thereof to Margaret late the wife of John de Pulteneye, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at 
his death held the said manor for life of the grant of John de Tilteye and 
•John Skynner of London, with remainder to John de Stratford, late 
archbishop of Canterbury, and to the said Margaret, for their lives, and 
that the manor is held of others than the king by divers services. 

Aug. 7. To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to deliver to Richard 

Deyizee. la-other of Thomas brother of John son of John Bernard of Brodetoun a 
messuage and a carucate of land in la Brodetoun, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Agnes late the wife of John 
Bernard of Brodetoun, at her death, held no lands of her demesne as of fee 
in chief in the county, or of any other, but that she held the premises for 
herself and her husband, for their lives, of the grant of the said John son 
of John and of Agnes, with remainder to them and the heirs of their 
bodies, or in default to Thomas and the heirs of his body, or in default to 
Richard and the heirs of his body, and that John son of John and Thomas 
died without such heirs, and that the premises are held in chief as of the 
manor of Hampstede Mareschal, in the king's hand, by the service of an 
eighth part of a knight's fee, and the king has taken Richard's homage. 

By p.s. [20529.] 

Membrane b. 

July 17. To the treasurer of Ireland for the present or the future and to the 

Lynabtmt. chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause Thomas de 

Rokeby, justiciary of Ireland, to have prompt payment for his fee of 5001, 



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1349. Membrane 3 cant., 

yearly in his said offioe, and for fche wages of the men at arms and archers 
whom he retains in the king's service, and the treasurer shall supervise 

the said men and archers once or twice a quarter, if they are armed and 
arrayed and have horses as they ought, as an indenture made between the 
king and Thomas de Rokeby, justiciary of Ireland, contains that prompt 
payment shall be made to Thomas for his said yearly fee, which he receives 
for twenty men at arms and twenty archers or horse whom he retains with 
him in that land continually, and for the wages of other twenty men at 
arms and forty archers on horse, whom he would retain for a quarter of a 
year beyond the said number for establishing peace in that land on Ins 
arrival, and that after the said quarter Thomas should not retain any iiihii 
at arms or archers beyond the twenty men at arms and twenty archers at 
the king's wages, unless tin 1 king's Irish enemies or others so pursued him 
that he could not well defend the land and the king's subjects there 
without a greater number, ami then by the advice of the chancellor. 
treasurer and others of the council there, he should have with him at the 
king's wages twenty or thirty men at arms and forty or fifty archers of 
increment for the time of one expedition to bridle the malice of the said 
Irish, as need should arise. By p.s. •_!047: , >. 

July 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver 10 tuns and 3 pipes 

( laiendon. wine arrested by them to Arnald de Ferrers, the king's Serjeant at arms, 
by security to answer for the same or for the price thereof to the king in- 
to those to whom it shall he adjudged to belong by the king's court, as at 
the suit of the burgomasters, Schevins and consuls of Bruges in Flanders, 
beseeching the king to order certain wine to he restored to Domenic de 
Stentryn, Henry le Bran and Giles le Voet, burgesses and merchants of 
Bruges, who by reason of the truce between the king and the Flemings 
laded a ship called 'la Seinte Marie Moitiyk' with wine and ot! 
merchandise at Lussebon to be taken to Lesclusea in Flanders, and the 
ship was taken and plundered whim on the way, near the Isle of W'vght. 
by certain malefactors of Wynch else, and some of the wine, under the seals 
of those merchants, was taken to London, the king ordered the sheriffs to 
cause all the wine under such seals to he arrested and kept safely until 
further order, and the sheriffs returned that they had arrested 10 tuns 
S pipes of wine in the hands of Arnald, under the seals of the -aid 
burgesses, as they assert at La Koperye in London, hut the affair having 
been brought before the council and examined the parties were told to sue 
at the common law of England if they saw tit. C. 

July 11. To Aymer fit/. Waryn, escheator in oo. Devon. Order to take the fealty 

Clarendon of William Duniframvill, son of Gilbert lhiniframvill, according to the form 
of a schedule enclosed with these presents and to cause him to l isiu 

of a fifth part of the manor of Chepvngtonton, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken h\ the escheator i hut Gilbert ;it his death held DO 
in chief in his demesne as of fee or in service, wherein the CUStodj 
Ins lands ought to pertain to the king, hut that he held the said fifth p 
in chief in free mage, and that William is his ne\t heir and of full ag 

July 80. To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, termors 

KHhim. the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, and to ti 
mainpernors or their attorney- in the port of Southampton. Order to ; 

to Richard Paneter, controller of the custom of wool, bid 
the custom of ;W. a pound and other small customs and | 

port, or to Ins deputy, what is in anvar to him ot ln^ y 

\'\ reason of bis office, from 10 January in the 1 1th yeai ot the lei^n, i 

to pay h i in sueli wages h.neefortli, as QO the said day, the king column 



28 EDWARD III. I'\i;t I 



I!) 



1349. 



Monh 



irain' <■>- 



-unit. 



Aug. 1. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 3. 



that office to him, to bold during good conduct, receiving the customary 
wages therein, and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified 
in chancery that it is found in the accounts of the collectors of customs 
in that port that 100s. yearly have been allowed for the wages of the 
controllers. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermors of 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, and to their 
mainpernors or attorneys in the port of the towns of Newcastle upon Tyne 
and Hertilpole. Order to pay to John de Stryvelyn, 101) marks for Easter 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 200 marks to be 
received yearly in the said ports, to wit 140 marks in the port of Newcastle 
and 60 marks in the port of Hertilpole. 

To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in co. Hertford. Order not to 
er. intermeddle further with a messuage and a carucate of land in the town of 
Ware, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Beatrice late the wife of Geoffrey de Ware, at 
her death, held no lands in her demesne as of fee or in service in that 
county, but that she held jointly with Geoffrey of the heir of Thomas Wake 
of Lydel, tenant in chief, the said messuage and land, in socage and by the 
service of 20*. id. and by suit at the court of that heir every three weeks, 
and by the enclosure of 5 perches of hedge in the park of Ware, when 
necessary, in a customary place, and that Margery, daughter of Geoffrey 
and Beatrice is their next heir and aged eight years, and the king lately 
committed to Blanche, late the wife of the said Thomas, the custody of 
all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, together with 
the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining thereto, and with the issues, to 
hold so long as they should remain in the king's hand. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause two coroners for that county 
to be elected in place of John de Gatesbery and John Blake the elder, 
deceased. 

Aug. 5. To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to deliver to 

Marlborough. Fulc de Coudray and Joan his wife a moiety of the manor of Berton Sacy 
in that county, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Shire- 
bourn Coudray in that county, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Thomas de Coudray, knight, at his death, held for 
life the said moiety of the grant of William de Warbelton and Richard de 
Coudray by a fine levied thereupon in the king's court with remainder to 
Fulc and Joan and to the heirs of their bodies, and that he held in his 
demesne as of fee, the said manor of Shirebourn, and that the moiety is 
held in chief, by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and the manor 
is held of the heirs of Edmund de Sancto Johanne, by knight's service, 
and Fulc de Coudray, knight, Thomas's kinsman, is his next heir and of 
full age, and the king has taken his homage for the 
rendered it to him and to Joan. 

Aug.88(*zc) To Robert de Badham, escheator in co. Middlesex, 
•minster, meddle further with the manor of Popelar in the 

restoring thi eof to Margaret late the wife of John de Pulteneye, 

knight, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John at his death held no lands in chief in that county in his demesne as 
of fee, but that be held the said manor for life of the grant of John de 
Tilteygh ami John le Skynnere, with remainder to John de Stretford, 
archbishop of Canterbury, now deceased, and to the said Margaret, for 
their lives \>y a fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor is held 
of another than the king, hy certain services. 



Aug. 10. 

Westminster 



said moiety and has 
By p.s. [20526.J 

Order not to inter- 
town of Stebenheth, 



raa 



D 



50 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1345). 
Aug. 20. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause two coroners for that county 
to he elected iu place of Peter de Wyghtfeld and John le Goldsmyth, 
deceased. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Levere, who is insufficiently qualified, because 
he holds no lands in the county except in fee tail. 



MEMBRANE 2. 



Aug. 13. 



To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
Westminster, further with the manors of Penshurst and Yenesfeld, restoring the issues 
thereof to Margaret late the wife of John de Pulteneye, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held 
the said manors for life of the grant of John de Tilteye, by a fine levied in 
the king's court, with remainder to John de Stratford, archbishop of 
Canterbury, now deceased, and to Margaret, for their lives, and that the 
said manors are held of others than the king by divers services. 

Aug. 13. To the sheriff' of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Westminster, elected in place of John Gybunson, deceased. 



Aug. 20. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
Westminster, demand made upon John bishop of Carlisle for the sums received by him 
from the king for the wages of himself and his men staying upon the 
march of Scotland, as he has besought the king to discharge him of the 
sums exacted of him in recompence for the wages of himself and his men, 
retained in the king's service, as he was charged in full parliament to 
out to Scotland in the king's first passage to those parts, wherefore he 
retained forty men at arms and fifty hobelers and archers for a year, and 
he has received nothing from the king for their wages except for nine 
weeks, and from that time forward he has stayed upon the march of 
Scotland every year, in defence of England, with fifty or forty men at arms 
and as many hobelers and archers, and he has received no payment for 
himself and his men, beyond the said wages for nine weeks, except once of 
333Z. 14s. -itl. made by Henry de Percy and Ralph de Nevill, by reason of 
their commission in the 14th year of the reign, upon the ninth of sheaves, 
lambs and fleeces in co. Cumberland, and again, of 122/. 19s. by the hands 
of Thomas de Berewyk and his fellows, which sums, although they do not 
amount to the third penny of those wages, as the bishop asserts, are 
exacted of him as a prest by summons of the exchequer. By p.s [80676. 

Aug. 18. To John de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. Order to 
Westminster, take the fealty of Ankaivta late the wife of John Lestraunge of Whit- 
chirche, according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, 
and not to intermeddle further with the tenements which lie took into the 
king's hand by reason of John's death, restoring the issues thereof to Ik r, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John 
and Ankareta jointly held the manors of Whitohirohe and Dodynton and 
certain lands at la Yeye in that county, for their lives, by tines levied in 
the king's court by his licence and that the manor of Dodynton is held in 
chief by the Bervice of half a knight's fee, and the manor of Whitohirohe 
and the lands in la Yeye are held of others than the king l>\ divers g 

Au". 23. To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in eo. Cumberland. Order to take the 

iinstm-. fealty of William son of William de Dolpttanby, according to the form ofa 
schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to hun 16 ... 



23 EDWARD TTL— Part 1. 



51 



1349. 



Aug. 25. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 25. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 27. 

Westminster 



Aug. 10. 

W<: tminster. 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

land in Carleton, and not to intermeddle further with a messuage and an 
acre of land in Langwathby, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William de Dolphanby 
at his death held the premises for life with remainder of the land in Carleton 
to William his son and to the heirs of his body, and of the tenements in 
Langwathby to Thomas his son, and that the land in Carleton is held in 
chief as of the lands which belonged to Robert de Clifford, in the king's 
hand by reason of the minority of Robert's heir, by the service of Id. yearly, 
and the land in Langwathby is held of another than the king. 

To the keeper of the islands of Jereseye, Gernesey, Serk and Aureneye 
for the present or the future or to him who supplies his place. Order not 
to impede Roger Hasteyn in obtaining possession of the church of St. John de 
Quercubus in the isle of J ereseye, but to permit him to have peaceful possession 
thereof when he has obtained it and to receive its fruits, provided that he 
remain in the king's fealty and obedience, unless the king order otherwise, 
defending him from undue violence and injury in the meantime, as he has 
besought the king to provide for his security in the matter, as during the 
war with France and long before he remained in the king's fealty and 
allegiance, and he was instituted to the said church, during the said war, 
by the bishop of Coutances, and the king has heard praiseworthy testimony 
of his good conduct. By pet. of C. 

FA erat patens. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Peter Malecovenant, rector of the 
church of St Martin the Old in the island of Jereseye. By pet. of ('. 

Kt erat patens. 

To William Playce, escheator in co. York. Order to cause John son 
and heir of Thomas de Burgh, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the 
lands of which his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, 
as be has proved his age before Humphrey de Walden, escheator in co. 
Essex, and the king has taken his homage for the lands which his father 
held in chief and has rendered them to him. By p.s. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Guy de Seintcler, escheator in cos. Cambridge | 

and Huntingdon. [■ By the same writ. 

William de Middelton, escheator in co. Suffolk. ) 

To Richard Blundel, escheator in CO. Northampton. Order to deliver all 
the oxen, cows and other animals received by him from divers tenants of 
the lands in the king's bands, in the name of heriot, to the attorneys of 
William de Cnsancia, keeper of the wardrobe for the expenses of the king's 
household, by indenture, to do therewith as is fully enjoined upon him. 

ByC. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 4002. to 
he allowed to John de Moubray in a greater sum due to him by the king, if 
they find that it is so, and to discharge him of the said 100/., as he is 
hound to the king in 100/. for the Licence to grant to Blanche, his daughter, 
100/. of land and rent in his manors of Neusum and Thresk, CO. York, and 
bo John his son and to Elizabeth daughter of John de Segrave, 100/. of 
Land and rent jn his manors of Melton Moubray, co. Leicester, and 
Horyngham, co. York, which are held in chief, for them to hold for Life, 
and he has besought the king to cause allowance to be made to him as 
aforesaid, as the king is bound to him in a greater sum, as may appear by 
letters patent and bills of the wardrobe, ID his possession a he asserts. 

By K- 



52 CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



jq^,. Membrane i. 

Aug. :i. To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in oo. Essex. Order to take the 

\v. tmlnster. fealty of John brother of Nicholas de Brundissh, according to the form of 
a schedule enclosed with these presents, ami after taking surety from him 
for paying his relied' at the exchequer, to oause him to have seisin of -1 acres 
of land in the town of Morton in that county, hut not to intermeddle 
further with the lands which Nicholas held of others than the king, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has Learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Nicholas at his death held no lands in chief in that 
bailiwick, hut that he held the said land in Morton in his demesne as of 
fee, as parcel of the manor of Morton, which is held in chief by the service 
of finding a horse, price 10s. and a sack of hide with an iron hook to attach 
it, for forty days, at his own cost in the king's army of Wales, and that he 
held lands in his demesne as of fee of others than the king by divers services 
and that John is his next heir and of full age. 



\^ v 



Aug. 1. To Thomas Frembaud, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

Eltham. Order to deliver to the prior and convent of Kameseye the abbey of 
Kameseye and its temporalities with the issues thereof, as on 10 June last 
the king committed to them the custody of that abbey, now void by the 
death of the last abbot, for rendering 3001. for that voidance at the 
exchequer, so that if the voidance should last beyond three months fchey 
should pay at the rate of 2,000 marks a year so long as the voidance 
should last and on the said day the king ordered William Croyaer, then 
escheator in those counties, to deliver the abbey and its temporalities to 
the prior and convent and William was amoved from his office before he 
had executed that order, as the king has learned from the prior and 
convent. 

Aug. 2. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for tin t county to be 

Eltham. elected in place of Oilhert Chuffur of Eavenserod, deceased. 

Aug. 5. To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in co. Cumberland. Order to deliver to 

Marlborough. Adam son of John Pacok the manor of Mehnorby and the advowson of the 
church there, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Margaret de Wygton, at her death, held the said manor and advowson 
for herself and the heirs of her body, with remainder, m default, to Robert 
Parvyng, now deceased, and the heirs of his body, and in default, to Adam 
and the heirs male of his body, by a tine levied m the king's court, and 
Margaret and Robert died without heirs of their bodies, and the manor is 
held in chief by homage and fealty and by the service of paying 1;-!n. !</. 
\early to cornage at the Assumption, and by the service of t*. yearly for 
the puture of the king's bailiffs, and the king has taken Adam's homage 
and has rendered the manor and advowson to him. B) p.s. 'J '"'-JO. 

Aug. G. 'I'n Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 

Marlborough, further with the manor of Walton Kerdvf in that county, restoring the 
issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that -loan late the wife of John de Wyncote, at her death, was seised of 
that manor in her demesne as of fee, and that it is held of another than 
the king by duets Bervices, and that she held DO lands in her deinesm 
of fee in that county in chief as id' the crown. 

To John de \\ vndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. Order 
not to intermeddle further with certain lauds ami rents at Wyl; 
Warwick, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned b\ inquisition 
taken by the escheator that loan late the wife OJ John de Wj . tier 



23 EDWARD III.— Paut 1. 



.,.; 



1349. 



Aug. 8. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 6. 

Eltham . 



Aug. 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

death, held no lands in her demesne as of fee in chief in those counties, 
but that John her husband died seised in his demesne as of fee of the said 
lands and rents, which were held of Laurence de Hastyngfes], earl of 
Pembroke, by knight's service, and that after John's death the earl took 
them into his hand as a custody by reason of the minority of John's four 
sons and heirs. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Chalghton in that county, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John Lestraunge of Whitchurche, at his death, held that 
manor for life by a fine levied iu the king's court, with remainder to Fulc, 
John's son, and his heirs by Elizabeth his wife, and that the manor is 
held of the earl of Lancaster by homage and the service of Qd. yearly. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, termors of the customs and 
subsidies in all the ports of the realm and to their mainpernors or their 
attorneys in the port of Boston. Order to pay to William, marquis of 
Juliers, or to John de Wesenham his attorney, 300/. for Easter term last, 
having first paid to Queen Isabel the fee due to her of those customs, 
in accordance with the king's grant to the marquis of 1,000/. to be received 
yearly, 600/. of the customs in that port and 400/. at the exchequer. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to deliver to 
Blanche late the wife of Thomas Wake of Lydell, tenant in chief, the 
manors of Brunne, Depyng and Kelby in that county, to hold in dower, as 
of the lands which belonged to Thomas at his death, and with the assent 
of Margaret countess of Kent, his sister and heir, the king assigned to 
Blanche, whose oath he took that she will not marry without his licence, 
the following tenements to hold in dower, to wit : the manor of Brune, to 
the value of 116/. 2*. 0f(i. ; the manor of Depyng, to the value of 
367/. 12.s. 5£d. ; the manor of Kelby, to the value of 27/. 14*. 6£d. ; the 
manor of Styvyngton, co. Bedford, to the value of 4!J/. 7s. 4'/. ; the manor 
of Ware, co. Hertford, to the value of 52/. 9-s. 4'/. ; the manor of Colne 
Wake, co. Essex, to the value of 10/. 5*. 8'/. and certain lands in Steben- 
hethe, co. Middlesex, to the value of 25s. 



To Thomas de Ferinbaud, escheator in co. Bedford, 
deliver to Blanche the said manor of Styvyngton. 



Like order to 



To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Like 
order to deliver to Blanche the said manors of Colne Wake and Ware. 



To Robert de Hadham, escheator in co. Middlesex. 
to Blanche the said lands in Stebenhethe. 



Like order to delivei 



Aug. 24. To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with the lands which he took into the king's hands by reason of 
the death of John do Pateshull, restoring the issues thereof to William 
de Pateshull and -loan his wife, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in chief or 
of others m hi demesne as (jf fee in that bailiwick, but that be held divers 
lands there for life of the gift, of Henry Hubert and Robert de foxhole, 
chaplain, with remainder to William and Joan and to the heirs of their 
bodies, by a fine levied in the king's court, and the said lands are held of 
others than the king by divers services. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



L349. 

Jan. 26. 
Langley. 



Feb. 8. 
Langley. 

Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 5. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 11. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westmin 



Membrane 28rf. 

Ralph, baron of Stafford, acknowledges that he owes to William . 1 ■ 
Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 100/. ; to bo levied, in default of payment, of 
bis lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

David de Stifford acknowledges that he owes to John de Marton, clerk. 
10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

To William de Shareshull and John de Stouford, justices of assize in 
co. Wilts. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the 
assize of novel disseisin which William le Clerk of Nyweton Tony arrames 
before them and Hamo de Derworthy, now deceased, against John de 
Beauchamp of Nyweton Tony, who is staying in the king's service in the 
town of Caleys, and others contained in the original writ for tenements in 
Nyweton Tony, so long as John remains in the said parts in that service, 
or until further order, in accordance with the ordinance. By p.s. 

Master Henry de Dale, parson of Wygan church, diocese of Coventry 
and Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Walton, parson of 
Preston church, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lancaster. 

To the abbot and convent of Kirkestall. Order to send to chancery a 
strong horse not (euitum) for carrying the chancery rolls, so that 

lu 1 be there on Monday after Sunday in Mid Lent next, to be delivered to 
David de Wollore, keeper of the said rolls. 

Memorandum that the abbot and convent sent a 'grisel' horse to London 
and delivered it to the said David. 

To Thomas de Dagworth. The king has received the plaint of Guilliotus 
de Gaignebien and of Anthony Macenoie, merchants of Placencia, containing 
that whereas certain of their fellows of Placencia laded two ships of Spam 
with 2G1 tuns of wine of Portugal, under the seals of the said Guilliotus 
and Anthony, in the port of Lucebon, and wished to go thence with the 
ships and wine to Lescluse in Flanders under the king's safe conduct and 
protection, yet certain persons, by Thomas's authority and order, arrested 
the ships and wine 1 in the port of Claudon on the coast of Brittany, where 
they were anchored, awaiting a favourable wind, and did their will there- 
with so that the merchants have not been able to obtain any restitution, 
though they have diligently sued therefor, whereupon they have besought 
the king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders Thomas, if this is 
so, to certify him without delay upon the cause of that arrest, so that the 
king may be able to cause justice to be done to the merchants, causing the 
wine to be kept safely until the king has declared his will. By K. and C. 

To the sin riffs of London. Order to cause the cellars and other pis 
where wine is usually deposited ID that eity to be searched, and to cause 
all the wine which they find by good information to belong to Guilliottus 
de Gaignebien and Anthony Maeenoie, tnerehants of Placencia, to be 
dearrested and kept safely until further order, as the said merchants ha\e 
shown the king that they laded two ships with 261 tuns of wine, as aforesaid, 
and certain of the Serjeants of Thomas de Dagworth, supplying the km 
place in lhitanny, arrested the ships and the wine as aforesaid, wherefore 
the kni" sent the pr. order to Thomas, and now the king has 

learned from the said merchants that a quantity of the .-aid wine has U 
1 will shortly be Ben I 1>\ Thomas to London, to be exposed for sale there. 

The like lo the following, 'mutatis intit.indis,' to wit : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southamptoi 
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 



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55 



1349. 

Feb. 3. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Castle Rising. 

Feb. 18. 
Castle Rising. 



Feb. 19. 
Langley. 



Feb. 20. 
Castle Rising. 



Membrane 2ld. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a regard to be made in tins 
forest of Henry earl of Lancaster, in that county, in accordance with the 
following capitula, so that the regard be made before Whitsuntide next. 

Capitula. 

William Constantyn of Romeseye, chaplain, and John Forester of 
Romeseye, executors of the will of Nicholas de Sancto Botholfo, vicar of 
Romeseye church, acknowledge that they owe to Master Andrew de Offord 
68 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in co. Southampton. 

Thomas Worshep acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, clerk, 
10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northumberland. 
' 'ancelled on payment. 

The prior of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Henry de Lunhales 10/.; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Surrey. 

Dinus Forsetti, merchant of the society of the Bardi of Florence, 
acknowledges for himself and his fellows, merchants of that society, that 
they owe to Peter de Oxonfia] and Agnes his wife, 60 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by John Giffard, knight, to Sir John de Wyngefeld, 
of his manor of Ichull, co. Southampton, rendering a rose at Midsummer 
for each of the first five years, and thereafter 200/. yearly if he wish to 
continue to hold the manor. Dated at London on Thursday after St. 
Valentine, 23 Edward III. Witnesses : David de Woluenore, William de 
Neuham, John de Godyngtone, Thomas de Salisbury, Alexander Lucas. 
French. 

Memorandum that John Giffard came into chancery at London on 19 
February and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Margery late the wife of 
Richard Hardell holds certain messuages, lands, meadows and rents both 
in demesne and in reversion in Wandelesworth and Batricheseye, co. Surrey, 
for life which ought to revert to John Hardell, Richard's son and heir, after 
her death, John has granted that they shall remain to William de Rothyng, 
citizen of London, and Alice his wife. Dated at Wandelesworth on Sunday 
after the Purification, 23 Edward III. Witnesses : John Lovekyn, Robert 
Swote, citizens of London, Thomas de Lincoln, Henry Wylict, Thomas 
Hubert, Simon de Stokwell, Nicholas Kete. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 19 February 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas de Clopton, clerk, acknowledges that de owes to David de Wollore, 
clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lancaster. 

Cancelled on payment. 



Membrane 2Gd. 

Feb. 6. To the abbot and convent of Bhirburn. Request to grant to Thomas de 

minster. Oldyngton, the king's clerk, such pension from their house as they are 

bound to provide for one of the, king's clerks by reason of the new creation 

of fche abbot, until they provide him with a suitable benefice. By p.s. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 
Feb. 18. 

Castle BiBing. 



Membrane 2(j<l —emit. 

John de Bromesford acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Aledone, 

knight, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 



Feb. 10. Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond, Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, 

Westminster. Hugh de LJlceby, Geoffrey de Chiriton and Nicholas de Swanlond, 
merchants of London, acknowledge that they owe to Robert, bishop of 
Chichester, 113/. 5s. 5</. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond, Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, 
Henry Wyniond, Geoffrey de Chiriton and Nicholas de Swanlond 
acknowledge that they owe to Robert, bishop of Chichester, 858/. 6s. 8</. ; to 
be levied etc. in co. Surrey. 



Feb. 21. 

Langley. 

Feb. 22. 
Langley. 

Feb. 20. 
Thetford. 



John de Idsale of London, saddler, acknowledges that he owes to 

fishmongere,' 22/. ; to be levied etc. in 



William de Lernes of London, 
co. Middlesex. 



William de Wode. 
Whithurst, clerk, 40s. 



clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 



To the sheriffs of London. Order to release John de Bideleston, 
chaplain, from prison by a certain security, as he is imprisoned in Neugate 
by reason of certain procurations, appeals and processes made by him 
against the king's royal right and judgments rendered in his courts, by 
reason of a provision to him by the apostolic see of Bisshopestrowe church, 
and he has found security in chancery that he will not attempt anything 
to the prejudice of the king or of the said judgments by pretext of the said 
provision, appeals etc. By C. 



Membrane 25</. 

Jan. 30. Robert, prior of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, acknowledges for himself 

Westminster, and convent that they owe to Roger de Chestrefeld, clerk, 20/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in co. Surrey. 
< 'ancelled mi payment. 

Feb. 1. William de Shareshull, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 

Langley. Poulteneye 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Oxford. 
( 'ancelled mi payment. 

Feb. 3. John de Bekynton acknowledges that he >>ue^ to William Komevns, 

Langley. citizen ot London, 1 I/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

( 'ancelled mi payment, acknoidedyeil by Joan, late the aire of the mid 
William ami executrix of his n ill. 

Feb.;!. Richard de Chuderlegh, clerk, acknowl that he owes to brother 

Langley. Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England, 100/.; t<> he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in eo. Devon. 

Brother Philip de Thame, prior oi the Hospital of St. John of lerusalem 
111 England, acknowledges fur himseli and the brethren of that Hospital 
that they owe to Riohard de Chuderlegh, elerk, lixv , to he levied etc. mi 
the oity of London. 



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57 



1349. 
Feb. 4. 

Langley. 



Feb. 28. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 24. 
Westminster. 



March 2. 
Langley. 



Feb. 24. 
Langley. 



Membrane 25'/ — cont. 

Robert de Holewell acknowledges that he owes to Edward, prince of 
Wales, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Northampton. 

William de Teye acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Teye, Leo de 
Bredenham and Miles le Frenshe 400/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of general release by Robert Lok of Estwittenham of co. 
Berks to Robert Gyene of Bristol, executor of the will of Everard le 
Frenssh of Bristol. Dated at Bristol on Saturday after St. Vincent, 22 
Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery at London on 14 February 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Th. bishop of Durham. Order to dearrest a ship of certain men of 
Scotland with the goods and merchandise laded therein, without delay, 
and to permit the men and mariners to take them to Scotland whither 
they will, as the envoys sent from Scotland on behalf of the keeper and 
community of that land have besought the king to order the ship and 
goods to be dearrested, as the ship was driven by a rough sea, when sailing 
to Flanders, to the town of Hertilpole, during the truce between the 
king and them, and it was arrested there by the bishop's ministers 
contrary to the form of that truce. By C. 

Edward de Kendale of co. Hertford, Andrew de Saukevill of co. Sussex, 
Roger le Warde of co. Leicester, knights, John de Alveton of co. Oxford, 
and William de Osberston, clerk, of co. Berks, acknowledge that they owe 
to Richard Double, fishmonger and merchant of London, 800 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the said counties. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of la Rye. Order to arrest the ship laden with 
wine that has lately come to the port of that town, and to keep it safely 
until further order. By K. 



Membrane 2id. 

Feb. 20. To Roger Hillary, Richard de la Pole and William de Chiltenham, 

Castle Piising. justices of assize in co. Gloucester. Whereas the king lately granted to 
•John Darcy, the elder, the custody of all the lands which Marjory late the 
wife of Thomas de Swynbourn, tenant in chief, held for life, at her death, 
of the inheritance of Robert, Thomas's son and heir, in the king's hand by 
reason of the minority of that heir, and now the king has learned that 
Warin fitz Waryn arrames an assize of novel disseisin before those justices 
against Robert and others contained in the original writ, for tenements in 
i amine, placing in view to the jurors the manor of Wodemancote, which is 
parcel of the lands which Margery held for life of the said inheritance : the 
king, considering that he may suffer prejudice and the heir be in peril of 
disinheriting if the assi/.< is proceeded with without his being consulted, 
orders the justices, if they find that the said manor is parcel of the said 
Lands, then not to proceed to take the assize without consulting the king. 

ByC. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Drokenesford, knight, to Michael de 
Drokenesford h.s brother, for life, of a .yearly rent of lu/. to be received 

and levied of bis manor of Estwyk, co. Hertford, and also a robe price 20s. 



58 



CALK X DAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



March 9. 
Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 24.il- — cant, 

yearly at Christinas or 20s., and that Michael shall reside for life at the 
said manor or in the manor of Stapolford or in the manor of Eston Crok, 
with proper maintenance for himself, his groom and horse, at his own 
cost, with power of distraint in the manor of Estwyk if the said rent or 
part thereof he in arrear at any time. Witnesses: John de Roos, knight, 
Nicholas Blake, John Blake, John de Estwyk, John Giffard. Dated at 
Kstwyk, on Sunday 1 March, 28 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at London on 2 March and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes 
to Edward de Kendale of co. Hertford, Andrew de Saukevill of co. Sussex, 
Roger le Warde of co. Leicester, knights, John de Alveton of co. Oxford, 
and William de Osberston, clerk, of co. Berks, 4.001. ; to he levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Cancelled mi payment, acknowledged by William de < >sbersto>i . 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that John de Molyns and Egidia his 
wife have granted to Sir Richard Gladewyne, chaplain, sometime vicar of 
Ilmere church, for life, a plot of the garden of their manor of Ilmere, 100 
feet long and 50 feet broad, which lies in the north part of the said garden, 
and one head extends towards the east, granting him full power to root up 
the trees growing in that plot and to bring it into culture and otherwise to 
do his pleasure therewith, as he shall see fit, to build thereon and to remove 
such buildings with his goods and chattels there without hindrance, unl 
John and Egidia will give him competent satisfaction for the same ; they also 
grant to him for life 7^ acres of arable land of the demesne lands of that 
manor, whereof 3.i acres lie in a plot called Middelforlong Endertoun', 
scattered among the lands of their bondmen, tenants of that manor, and 
-1 acres lie together in a plot called ' Middelforlong benorth,' between the 
land of the prioress of Stodlegh on the north and the land of their bond- 
men their tenants on the south, to hold for life, rendering a rose yearly 
Midsummer, so that he shall have them in memory, with their children 
and benefactors, both in masses and in orisons, as well as all those for 
whom they are bound to pray. Witnesses : Thomas Ereysel, John I ryan, 
John de Bergh, John de Bledelawe, John Isabel, Richard de Aston. Hugh 
Horpede. Dated at Ilmere on Wednesday before St. Peter in Cathedra, 
28 Edward HI. 

Memorandum that John, Egidia and Richard came at Dittos, co. 
Buckingham, on 4 March, before William de Burstall, clerk, to whom the 
king gave power by writ to receive their acknowledgments, and acknow- 
ledged the preceding deed, which writ is on the files among the writs of 
dedimus potestatem for this year. 

Ivo son of Richard atte Chepyng of Westillehury acknowledges that he 
owes to Alan .le Ormesby, Robert de Thormondby and Alice daughter of 
Alan de Ormesby 100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in oo I tex. 



March 12. To William de Thorp, the chief justice. Order to send the indictment 
Westminster, touching Hugh de (Jlseby, whereof the process is pending before the 

justice, it is said, with all things kouohing it, before the king and his 

council, without delay, so that the king may cause whit sivuis good h> 
advice of the council to he done, superseding until further ui\ further 

proci h\ reason of thai indictment. B) p.s. silKVl 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



59 



1349. 

March 15. 
Westminster. 



March 20. 
Langley. 



Membrane 24.il — cont. 

To John Elys and Roger de Croxton and the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 
Order not to permit wool, wool-fells or hides, whether customed or not, 
whether in or out of ships, to cross from that port until further order, upon 
pain of forfeiture, and the king wishes the coket seal in that port to be 
kept in a bag under l heir seals and the seal of Thomas Pek, his clerk, the 
bearer of these presents, and to remain in the custody of the collectors and 
to remain closed. The king has ordered the collectors to keep the seal 
closed in the form aforesaid. By K. and C. 

Mandate to the collectors to keep the seal closed as aforesaid until 
further order and not to permit wool, fells or hides to cross from that port 
upon pain of forfeiture. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Richard de Leyham and Edmund Petigard and the bailiffs of Ipswich, 

in the port of Ipswich. 
John de Wycombe and John Spicer for the port of Bristol, the coket 
seal to be under the seal of Roger Larcher, the king's serjeant at 
arms. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton for the port of Southampton, 

the coket seal to be under the seal of the same Roger. 
The mayor and bailiffs of Chichester for the port of Chichester, the 
coket seal to be under the seal of John de Dale, the king's serjeant 
at arms. 
John Loveryk and the bailiffs of Sandwich for the port of Sandwich, 

the coket seal to be under the seal of John de Dale. 
John de Massyngham and Geoffrey Drewe for the port of Lenne, the 

coket seal to be kept under the seal of John de Wesenham. 
Gilbert Haliland and Henry de Alyngton and the bailiffs of Boston for 
the port of Boston, the coket seal to be under the seal of John de 
Wesenham. 
Alan Upsale and Adam Pound for the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, 

the coket seal to be under the seal of Robert de Holm, clerk. 
The bailiffs and lawful men of Hertilpole for wool in the port of 

Hertilpole, the coket seal to be under the seal of Robert de Holm. 
Robert de Angerton and Nicholas de Rothum for the port of 
Newcastle upon Tyne, the coket seal to be under the seal of the said 
Robert. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London and the collectors of the custom of 
wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of that city. Like order, upon pain 
of forfeiture, not to permit wool etc. to cross from that port until further 
order, and the king wishes the coket seal in that port to be kept in a bag 
under the seal of the mayor and sheriffs and of John de Chestrefeld, his 
clerk, bearer of these presents, and to remain in the custody of the collectors 
and to be kept closed in the mean time. By K. and C. 

Thomas de Wenden of Fulham acknowledges that he owes to Margery 
daughter of Thomas de Wenden 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 



:h 5. 



MEMBRANE 23'/. 

Eleanor late the wife, of John de Wodhull, knight, acknowledges that 
she owes to John de .Molyns, knight, and Egidia his wife, 600 marks; to 
bi 1' vied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Bedford. — 
William de Burstall, clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ. 

i inn died mi payment, 



60 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



IQiQ Membrane 23d — edit. 

March 6. The same Eleanor acknowledges that she owes to the said John and 
Langley. Egidia 500 marks; to be Levied etc. in oo. Northampton.- The same 
William ceoeived the acknowledgment by writ. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

March 7. The same Eleanor acknowledges that she owes to the said John and 

Langley. Egidia 500 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. — The same William 
received the acknowledgment by writ. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by Eleanor late the wife of Sir John de Wodhull, 
knight, to her father Sir John de Molyns and to Gile his wife, her mother, 
of a yearly rent of '6001. to be received for her life of her manors of Wodhull 
and Langeford, co. Bedford, with power of distraint if the rent be in arrear; 
and she has paid them 20*. on the date of the drawing np of these presents 
in part payment of that rent for Easter term next. Witnesses : Sir Roger 
Ciffrewast, knight, Sir Richard de Rokyngham, parson of Agmondesham 
church. Alexander Chayne, one of the coroners of co. Buckingham, Robert 
le Warde, Martin Chaunceux, John de Bledelawe, Nicholas Akstil. Dated at 
Cheshamboys on 10 February, 23 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of grant by Eleanor late the wife of Sir John de Wodhull, 
knight, to Sir John de Molyns her father, and Gile his wife, of a yearly 
rent of 100/., to be received for her life of her manor of Pateshull, co. 
Northampton, with power of distraint if the rent be in arrear. She has 
paid to them 20s. as part payment of that rent for Easter term next. 
Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] French. 

Enrolment of grant by the said Eleanor to the said John and Gile of a 
yearly rent of 100/. to be received for her life of her manors of Great 
Derneford, Little Derneford and Tuderle, in co. Wilts, with power of 
distraint if the rent be in arrear. She has paid them 20*. as part payment 
of the rent for Easter term next. { Witnesses as above. Dated us abort. 
French. 

Enrolment of grant by the said Eleanor to the said John and Gile of a 
yearly rent of 500/. to be received for her life of her manors of Wodhull and 
Langeford, co. Bedford, Pateshull, co. Northampton, Great Derneford, Little 
Derneford and Tuderle, co. Wilts, with power of distraint if the rent be in 
arrear. She has paid them 20- . as part payment for Faster term next. 
[Witnesses as above. Dated as above.] French. 

Enrolment of bond by Eleanor late the wife of Sir John de Wodhull, 
knight, to Sir John de Molyns, her father, in 1,000/. to be paid to him or to 
Ins attorney in the chapel of Our Lady, lhtton, at Easter next. [II 
as above. I kited as above.] French. 

Memorandum that on 8 March Fleanor came to Ditton. CO. Buckingham, 

before William de Burstall, clerk, appointed bj writ to receive her 

acknowledgments, and acknowledged the preceding deeds, which writ is on 
the files among the writs of dedimm potentates* of this year. 

March 19. Michael de Ponynges, knight, acknowledges that be owes to Bartholo 
Langley, mew de Burghersh, 'le piere, 1 1.000 marks; to be levied, in default 
payment, of his lands and ohattels in oo, Sussex 
( 'ancelled on payment, 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



<n 



1349. 



March G. 
Lan»ley. 



March 15. 

Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 

March 15. 
Langley. 



MEMBRANE 22'/. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Drokenesford, knight, to Thomas 
de Collee and to John his brother, of all his right and claim in all those 
lands and rents which they hold of the gift and enfeoffment of Michael, 
his brother, in the towns of Wolhampton, Aldennanston, Migham and 
Brompton. Witnesses : Philip de Engelfeld, knight, Thomas Paynel, 
Thomas de Sandervyle, John Vachel, Bartholomew Maheu, John Banastre, 
Thomas Godwyne. Dated at Wolhampton on 4 March, 28 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that Thomas de Drokenesford came into chancery at 
London on 1 March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Michael de Drokenesford to Thomas de Colle 
and John his brother of all the lands with rents and other appurtenances 
which he held in the towns of Wolhampton, Aldennanston, Migham and 
Brompton. Witnesses : Philip de Englefeld, knight, Michael Belet, knight, 
Thomas Sandervyle, John Yachel, Bartholomew Maheu, Thomas Godwyne, 
John de Esgarston. Dated at Wollavynton on the first Sunday in Lent, 
to wit 1 March, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas (sic) de Drokenesford aforesaid came into 
chancery at London on 4 March v and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

John Turgys, citizen of London, acknowledges that he ow r es to Thomas 
Bonde, citizen of London, 62/. 13s. 4<l. ; to be levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Thomas Bonde, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Turgys, citizen of London, 31/. G*. tirf. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

Enrolment of release by John Ode of Colchester, executor of the will of 
John de Neweton of Stanford in co. Essex, to Thomas son of Peter de 
Stanford of the same county, of all actions and claims against him by 
reason of a debt of 1001. in which Thomas was bound to the said John de 
Neweton. Dated at Colchester on Thursday before St. Katherine, 21 
Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 7 March and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Elizabeth la Despensere acknowledges that she owes to Edward de 
Kendale of co. Hertford, Andrew de Saukevill of co. Sussex, Roger la 
Warde of co. Leicester, knights, John de Alveton of co. Oxford, and 
William de Osberston, clerk, of co. Berks, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in cos. Kent and Sussex. 

( 'ancelled mi payment. 

Walter de Eildesby acknowledges that he owes to Master John de Offord, 
elect of Canterbury, confirmed, 20 marks; to be levied etc. in co. 
Northampton. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause all the lands, goods and 
chattels of Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond and Gilbert de 
Wendlyngburg to be taken into the king's hands and kept safely until he 
is satisfied for the debts in which they are bound to him, or until further 
order, certifying the king of the said lands, goods and chattels, their 
owners and value, as the king wishes to provide for his own security lest 
he he defrauded of those dehts by collusion or sinister contriving. By K. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Surrey. 

The sheriff of Buckingham. 

The sheriff of Warwick. 

The sheriff of Northampton. 



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1349. 

March 18. 
Westminster. 



March 24. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 22-/ — cont. 

To William de Thorp and his follows, justices of assize in co. Lincoln. 
Whereas the king lately committed to John son and heir of Edmund 
Peverell, the custody of all the lands which belonged to his father at his 
death, in Scalleby, and which Edmund held of the heirs of John Paynell, 
of Rasen, tenant in chief, lately in the king's wardship, by knight's servioe, 
and which are in the king's hand by reason of Edmund's death and John's 
minority, to hold until the heir should come of age for rendering the extent 
thereof at the exchequer yearly, and now the king has learned that divers 
men of those parts have arramed assizes of novel disseisin before the 
justices against the said heir and others contained in the original writs, 
for the lands so committed to the heir, so that they may defraud the king 
of his right : the king therefore orders the justices not to proceed to take 
such assizes without consulting him, during the said custody. By Q. 

To William Basset, Thomas de Fencotes, Hugh de Louthre, John de 
Moubray and Peter de llichemond. Whereas the king lately appointed them 
to be justices to hear and determine a contempt upon him and a trespass 
upon Ralph de Bethum, knight, and Richard son of Henry de Caplesheved, 
Ralph's seijeant, by Thomas de Roos of Kendale, Robert his brother, Robert 
Dikmansone of Caplesheved, Adam de la Chaumbre, Roger de Siggeswyk and 
Patrick ' Johannesservant de Whassyngton ' and others at Haverbrok in 
Kendale, and although Thomas, Robert, Robert, Adam, Roger and Patrick 
have not been in garrison at Berwick upon Tweed in the king's service 
before these times, or stayed there, but scheming cunningly to impede the 
process against them, they have obtained letters patent containing that 
they were with Thomas de Musgrave, keeper of that town, in garrison there. 
and therefore they ought to be quit of all pleas and suits with certain 
exceptions, until Whitsuntide next, as the king is informed, and having 
ascertained that they have never been in garrison as aforesaid, the king 
orders the justices to proceed in the said suit ami to hear and determine 
the contempt and trespass aforesaid in accordance with the tenor of then- 
commission, notwithstanding the said letters of protection. By (.'. 



MEMBRANE 21 rf. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king, of the one part, and 
John Donati du Chaste! of Florence, Philip John de Neir of Florence ami 
Benet Isbare of Lucca, moneyers, of the other part, testifying that the 
king has ordained by advice of the council that the said John Philip and 
Benet shall be masters and workers of his money m the Tower of London 
in the following form, to wit : to make three kinds of gold money, one 
current for 6s. Bd. to be called the gold noble, 12 pieces to the pound 
weight of the Tower of London : the second to weigh one half of the first, 
current Eor 10-/., si pieces to the pound weight of the Tower, and the thud 
weighing a quarter of the first, current for 20-/., L68 pieces to the pound 
weight of the Tower; and every pound of the said money shall he worth 
1 I/, sterling of all the aforesaid pieOBS, which shall be of tine gold, to wit, 
of 23 carats, 8$ grains in the pound ; of which moneys the king shall have 
10a. 6rf. of every pound made, and the masters, for their work, coming, 
damage of gold, cutting the irons, loss of weight, expenses and all other 
costs save the wages of t lu 1 wardens, changers and clerks, shall h 
of each pound, and the merchants shall haw the remainder, amouuti: 
181. 8*. 4</. ; and the masters shall have a sixteenth part of a« 
remedy in each pound, which extends to the mail and half ferleng, and if 
the money is found less either in weight or feebleness than 28 carats 
.ains, beyond the Baid sixteenth of a carat, it shall be challengeable 



1349. 



23 EDWARD ITT.— Part 1. 68 



Membrane 21d -cont. 

and less than good; also the masters have undertaken to make sterlings of 
silver of the alloy of the old sterlings, and they shall be of the weight of 
22.s. 6'/. of sterling to each pound weight of the Tower, and the king lid. 
of each pound thus made, and the masters, for the work of coining, scales, 
loss of weight, cutting the irons and all other costs, 5^'/. and the merchants 
shall have the remainder ; and the masters shall have 2d. for remedy of 
each pound, to wit : if the pound have 2d. more or less of alloy, the king's 
wardens shall deliver them as good, without having them refounded, and 
this is ordained so that the masters may make the money loyally ; they 
have also undertaken to make mailles of silver of the alloy of the old 
sterlings, to be of the weight of 23*. 3d. for each pound of Tower weight, 
the king having lid. a pound, the masters, for costs etc., as aforesaid 8^<l. ; 
and they will make silver farthings of the same alloy, 23*. 5'/. to the pound, 
the king having ldd. in the pound and the masters 10^/. for costs etc., and 
they shall have remedy as for the sterlings ; and the king will set wardens 
for him in each place where the said moneys are made, who shall keep and 
survey the money that it be of the alloy and weight as the masters have 
undertaken, to wit, that as soon as the money is coined the wardens and 
the masters shall receive it from the moneyers and put it in a hutch under 
two keys, one to remain with the wardens and the other with the masters ; 
and before the money is delivered to the merchants the wardens, at the 
request of the masters, shall cause it to be assayed, and if it be not so good 
as they have undertaken, it shall be given back to them to be refounded 
and made good at their own cost, and when the money has been delivered 
and proved good, the wardens and masters shall take 2s. sterling of every 
100 pounds weight, and a piece of every 5 pounds of gold, which shall be 
put in a box under two keys under two seals, one key to remain with the 
warden and the other with the masters, and the box shall be kept in the 
hutch and shall be opened every three months before the council or their 
deputy and before the said wardens and masters, and the money shall be 
assayed before them, and if it be found good, the masters shall have letters 
patent under the great seal, to be quit of all challenge touching that money ; 
and the masters shall not be challenged for any money found in any part 
of the king's power, except for the assay of what is found in the said box, 
and whenever the wardens are requested by the masters to make delivery of 
gold or silver, they shall be bound to do so, that the merchants may be the 
more ready to bring gold and silver to the said money ; and the warden 
shall render account to the king so that the masters be not charged to render 
account to the king but only to the wardens ; and if the masters and merchants 
cannot agree to make the said money by a covenant between them, then 
the changer for tin; time being shall have power by the king's commission 
to try the truth of the matter, and if the masters will not assent thereto to 
make the said money in their default, and the king will cause proclamation 
to be made throughout the realm that no one shall take any money out of 
the realm, except the new gold money, upon pain of losing all his gold and 
silver and his body at the king's will, and no one shall bring into England 
any manner of false money upon the same penalty, and qo one shall spend 
money of any coinage except that of the king, and that the good money 
now current shall remain so, and no one shall refuse the king's money 
at the price' ;i foresaid, and informers shall receive a third part of the 
forfeitures ; arid the king confirms by this indenture the ancient charters 
of franchises granted to the moneyers, and if the masters fail in the weight 
according to the standard and covenant aforesaid or if they fail in the alloy 
of the money, John de Stodeye, vintner of London, John de Colewell, 
mercer of London, William de Caueston, goldsmith of London, William 
[ppegrave, goldsmith of London, Robert de Shordissh, ' le puisne,' of 



r.i 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. Membrane 21</ — coat. 

London, goldsmith, and John de Enefeld of London, mercer, came before 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and others of the council on - _7 
January and undertook for the masters and workers to satisfy the king and 
people for the weight of the said money, and the said mainpernors will 
have the masters and workers before the king and his council as soon as 
fraud or deceit is found in the alloy or weight of the money, to receive 
what shall he determined and the King grants that all the agreements 
aforesaid shall he kept to the masters, and the masters have taken oath 
before the council on the said 27 January to loyally perform the said 
office. Dated at Westminster on 27 January, 23 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of grant by William tie Prestone of co. Sussex, brother and 
heir of Richard de Prestone of that county, to Henry Williett, Walter de 
Mereseye and John Carevill of a messuage with curtilage, all those shops and 
all those tenements which formerly belonged to the said Richard and Agnes 
his wife, in Suthwerk and the parish of Newynton. Witnesses : Alan 
Fertbyng, Robert de Staunford, Elias de Braughyng, Robert Haumund, 
John de Miccham. Dated at Suthwerk on Thursday in the first week of 
Lent, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at London ou G March 
and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of release by William Godyn of Bockyngge to William de 
Ahsford of Halsted, of all his right and claim in all those lands which 
belonged to Saier de Ahsford in the town of Hals ted e and Bockyngge. 
Witnesses : Sir Robert de Bourgcher, John de Bourghcher, his son, William 
Pikot, Thomas de Heppeworth, Gerard Haraund, Walter de Wotton, John 
Pleystouwe. Dated at London on Thursday the feast of St. Gregory the 
Pope. 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William Godyn came into chancery at London on 
12 March and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 27. Brother William, abbot of King's Beaulieu, acknowledges for himself 
Langley. am | convent that they owe to John Pycot, citizen and corderer of London, 
100/. ; to be Levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Southampton. 

( 'aneelled o>i payment, acknowledged by John Roktie, one of tin- executors 
the ivill of John I'icot. 

March 19. Theobald Trussel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 
Langley. -10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of las lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

March 28. To Roger de Broxton, attorney of Simon de Barton and of Hugh de 

Langley. Kynardese\e. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to have the part of the coket 

seal deputed in the port of Great Yarmouth, which is in his custody, 

before the king in chancery on Monday the morrow of Palm Sunday next, 

to be delivered there as shall be ordained. Bj K. and C. 



MEMBRANE 20,/. 

March 20. To William de la Pole of Hull. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to 
Langley, before the king and his council at Westminster on Monday the morrow 

the close of Eastet nc\t to trial and Bpeak there with the council and with 
the other merchants assembled there upon certain affairs touching the king, 

the realm and the common advantages of the merchants of the realm. 

Bj K MB 
[Report, Dignity of a Peer, iv, page 086 

The like to leventj five othei I bill reading William de Dm rheni 

William de Derham ami Nicholas de Etothom /(» Nicholas de Rotham. 



28 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



65 



1349. 

April 1. 
Langley. 



March 18. 

Westminster. 



April 11. 
Langley. 



April 8. 
Lati| 



Membrane 20'/ —cont. 

To William de Northwell. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to be at 
Westminster, with all the evidences in his possession for the time when he 
was appointed with others to supervise the state of the king's staple in 
Flanders, before the king and his council on the morrow of the close of 
Easter next, to inform them of things that will be set forth to him. 

By K. and C. 

The like to Thomas de Brynchele. 

To William de Kelleseye. The like order to bring the evidences for the 
time when he was receiver of the king's money in Flanders and surveyor 
of his wool and other things there. By K. and C. 

To Thomas de Langeton of London. Like order to bring the evidences 
for the time when he was one of the treasurers of the king's staple in 
Flanders. By K. and C. 

The like to Henry Cok of Boston. 

To John Rotour of Stafford, mayor of the king's staple in Flanders. 
Like order to be before the council at Westminster on the said morrow 
with all the evidences touching that staple, to inform them etc. as above. 

By K. and C. 

To Thomas de Dagworth, captain, and supplying the king's place in 
Brittany. The king has received the complaint of Paul de Portesmuth 
and his fellows, poor mariners of the town of la Rye, containing that 
whereas they lately laded 93 tuns and a pipe of wine at Tannee upon 
Chalente in a ship of Edward, prince of Wales, called ' la Edward ' of 
London, as secure under his protection, and went with the wine towards 
England to traffic there, and in sailing at sea they were driven by a storm 
to the port of Blevet in Brittany and while there, awaiting more propitious 
weather, and for the munition of the ship with victuals, certain of Thomas's 
ministers, by his order, entered the ship by armed force, inflicting great 
damage on the master and marines, without respecting the said prince, and 
carried off 88 tuns and a pipe of the said wine, of the price of 3,042 
florins de Vecu {de scuto) and did their will therewith, without making 
any restitution to Paul and his fellows, though they sued for the same, 
whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy : the king 
therefore orders Thomas to be before the council either in person or by a 
fit proctor with full power, on the month of Easter next, which day the 
king has given to Paul and his fellows, to do and receive what shall then 
be determined, so that after reasons have been heard on either side, the 
king may cause what is right to be done by advice of the council, knowing 
that if he does not come, the king will cause justice to be done to Paul 
and his fellows without awaiting his presence. By K. and C. 

Edmund de Coventre, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
•John de Tndenham and John do Cantuarfia], mercers of London, 10Z. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

To the mayor of London. Order to cause the human feces and other 
filth lying in the streets and lanes of that city and its suburbs to be removed 
with all speed to places far distant from that city and to cause the city and 
subuvbs to be cleansed from all odour and to be kept clean as it used to be 
in the time of preceding mayors, so that no greater cause of mortality may 
arise from such smblls, as the king has learned how the city and suburbs, 



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E 



66 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

L349. 



Membrane 20</ — cont. 



which are under the mayor's tare and rule, are so foul by the tilth thrown 
out of the houses both by day and night into the streets and lanes where 
there is a common passage of men that the air is infected, the city is 
poisoned to the danger of men passing, especially in the mortality by the 
Contagious sickness which increases daily. By K. 

Aprils. Henry de Raggeleye, parson of Stratford Tony church, diocese of 

Langley. Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, clerk, G 

marks ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 

ecclesiastical goods in CO. Wilts. 

Thomas de Ryngestede acknowledges that he owes to the same William 

10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lauds and chattels in 
CO, Northampton. 
' ancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE 19.7. 

March 17. To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to cause Master Faulde Monte 
Langley Florum, imprisoned there for certain debts due by him at the exchequer, 

and for certain other causes, to come before the king and others of the 
council, without delay, to do what shall he enjoined upon them. 

By letter of the secret seal. 

To the same. Order to permit Master Paul de Monte Florum, imprisoned 
for the causes aforesaid, to go where he will from that prison until the 
month of Faster next, in the following- form, as he has taken oath before 
the king in chancery that he will not go far from the city of London and 
that lie will he ready to come before the king and his council on the said 
day, when warned to answer all the things laid against htm. 

T>\ the same letter. 

March 10. To R. hishop of London. Notification not to attend the parliament 
Westminster, summoned at Westminster on the quin/.aine of Faster next until further 
order, as the king has prorogued that parliament until a new summons, 
because the mortal plague which caused the previous prorogation to the said 
quinzaine is increasing in Westminster, London and other neighbouring 
places, wherefore the assembling of magnates and other lieges there would 
be too dangerous. Bj K. and C. 

/•'.( ■ilrru. Report l>ijinit;i of a Peer, iv, page 584. 
The like to the following, to wit: — 
W. archbishop of York. 
•I. elect of Canterbury. 

\\ . bishop of Winchester and eighteen other bishops. 
The abbot of Westminster and thirty other abbots. 
Tin' prior of the Hospital of St. John ot Jerusalem in England. 

The prior of Lewes and the prior of Covenl 

Edward de Balliolo, king of Scotland, 

Henry, tail of Lancaster and nine other earls. 

John de Moubray and seventy others. [R#p. Dignity of a P**r, htc. dt. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Notification of the said prorogation with order 
to supersede the exeoution of the mandate to elect knights, etc. 

The like lo all the -bends of England. [1M.] 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



67 



1349. 

April 4. 
Langley. 



April 25. 

Westminster 



Membrane 19'/ —cont. 

The abbot of (Jamba acknowledges for himself and convent that they 
owe to Ralph <le Stanlowe, knight, 200£. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Warwick. 
— William de Berughby, clerk, received this acknowledgment by writ, which 
is on the files of this year. 

John Marreys is sent to the abbot and convent of Gloucester to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as Walter Mantel had there at 
the king's order. 



March 26. To Drogo Barentyn. Order to be before the king or his council at 

Westminster. Westminster at the month of Easter next, to do and receive what shall 

then be ordained. By p.s. [20070.] 

The like to Peter de Vascon[ia] . By the same writ. 



April 1. 
Langley 



April 22. 

Wiiid-'jr. 



To the weigher (tronatori) in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order, 
upon pain of forfeiture, to be before the king and his council at Westminster 
on the morrow of the close of Easter next, bringing with him the weighing 
beam (tronum) deputed in that port, to do what shall then be enjoined upon 
him. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

The weigher in the port of Hertilpole. 

The weigher in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The weigher in the port of Boston. 

The weigher in the port of Lenn. 

The weigher in the port of Yarmouth. 

The weigher in the port of Ipswich. 

The weigher in the port of London. 

The weigher in the port of Sandwich. 

The weigher in the port of Wynchelse. 

The weigher in the port of Chichester. 

The weigher in the port of Southampton. 

The weighers in the ports of Weymouth and Melcombe. 

The weigher in the port of Exeter. 

The weigher in the port of Bristol. 

Simon de Asshe, parson of Bradefeld church, and Master John de 
Harwell acknowledge that they owe to William de Rudyngton 40 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in 
co. Berks. 



April :5. 

Wi tin in 



April '2. 
VV'i itmin ter. 



MEMBRANE lHtl. 

To the abbot and convent of Malmesbury. Request to admit Hugh, 

yeoman of the king's spicery, to that house and to give him such mainten- 

for life as the king lately ordered them to grant to Thomas de 

Weryngton, who has renounced his right, informing the king by the 

bearer of these presents of what they do in the matter. By p.s. [20088.] 

John atte Lane is sent to the prior and convent of Bristall to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as John de Coventre had there at 
the king request. By p.s. |20084.| 



68 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



Membrane 18</ — cont. 

Enrolment of the partition of the knights' fees and advowsons which 
belonged to Hugh de Bancto Johanne, tenant in chief, between John de 
Sanoto Philiberto and Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir of Ed[mund], 
Hugh's son and heir, and Luke de Ponyngges and Isabel his wife, second 
sister and heir of the said Edmund, who died a minor in the king's ward- 
ship, and with their assent. 

The purparty of John de Sancto Philberto and Margaret. 

- 4 knights' fees in Wykham, Cosham, Wodgarston 

and Natele Scures which John de Scures holds, and 

extended at ----- - 24/. 

A fee in Sugyngworth which William le Wayte holds, 

extended at ----- 10 marks. 
A fee in Churcocle which John Rastel, John de 

Stonore and Nicholas Kuppyng hold, extended 

at - - 40s. 

A fee in Hameldon and land Botevillein which 

Ralph Camoys holds, extended at - 10 marks. 
A fee in Chynham which John de Chynham holds. 

extended at 10/. 

A fee in Shirhourn which Thomas Coudrav holds, 

extended at - - - - - - 10/. 

A moiety of a fee in Basyng which Joan de Basyng 

holds, extended at - - 100s. 

Two fees in Cornhampton which the heirs of Hugh 

Daudele hold, extended at - - 20/. 

A moiety of a fee in Wynestlode, which Roger de 

Tichebourne holds, extended at - - 80s. 
Three fees in Upton and Toneworth which John le 

( i ray of Codenore holds, extended at - 20/. 

A tee m Bromlegh which John Pecche, knight, holds, 

extended at - 12/. 

A moiety of a fee in Purle which Sir Maurice le Bruyn 

holds, extended at - - - - 10s. 

A fourth part of a fee in Titgrave which the prior of 

Sandelesford holds, extended at - - 10-. 
A fee in Clerewodcote, Botlegh ami Suggyngworth, 

which the master of St. Elizabeth holds, extended 

at lOOs, 

A moiety of a fee in Shirhourn which the prior of 

Shirhourn holds, extended at - marks. 

A fee in Bedenhatn which Philip de Drokkensford 

holds, extended at - - - 10/. 

Two fees in Dommere which Thomas de Domniere 

holds, extruded at • - - 80s, 

A moiety of a fee in Iwherst which Edward de Saneto 

Johanne holds, extended at - - 10s. 

A fifth part of a he m StrahVld TurgyS whieh John 

Turgys hohls, extended at - 10*. 

A twentieth part of a fee in Lonietv Turvill which 

John de Ba8yng holds, extended at 10», 

\ sixth part of a fee m Cowych whioh William ile 
x, Uowold hohls, extended at 



Southampton. / 



l 2:; EDWARD III. Part 1 



69 



Sussex. 



Warwick. 



Southampton 



1349. Membrane I8d — cont. 

A fourth part of a fee in Westhamptenet which Eva 
de Sancto Johanne holds, extended at - 40*. 

A moiety of a fee in Tadeham which Richard, earl 
of Arundel, and William de Tadeham hold, extended 
at - 100*. 

An eighth part of a fee in Westhamptenet, which 
Roger de Hamptenet, John de Westerton and the 
prior of the house of St. Mary, Chichester, hold, 
extended at ----- - 20s. 

A fee in Mundham which the prior of Boxgrave and 
the abbot of la Lucerna hold, extended at lOO.s. 

A fourth part of a fee in Kynore which Henry son of 
Henry Whish holds, extended at - - 60s. 

A sixteenth part of a fee in Halfnakede, which 
Richard Sevebech holds, extended at - 10*. 

I A fee in Bulton in Dunsmore, which Giles de 
} Chauncels holds, extended at - - - 10/. 

Fees in reversion which Elizabeth, late Edmund's wife, holds in dower, 
to wit :— /-Three fees in Herierde, Wollop, Clanfeld, Kembshet 

and Brokhampton which Matthew son of Herbert 
holds, extended at - - - - - 30/. 

A fee in the New Forest which John de Meeles holds, 
extended at ----- - 10/. 

Two fees in the New Forest, Chardeford, Rudbrigg, 
Avene and Middelton which John la Zouche holds, 
extended at ----- - 20/. 

A fee in Lideshull which the prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England holds, extended 
at 10/. 

A fee in Westbury which Nicholas Devenissh holds, 
extended at - - - - - 10 marks. 

A fourth part of a fee in Westhamptenet which 
William de Sancto Georgio holds, extended at 40s. 

A moiety of a fee in Cumpton which Henry Roinyn 
and John de Lyons hold, extended at - 100*. 

A twelfth part of a fee in Bridham which Robert de 
Biommore holds, extended at - - - 20*. 

saving always the services of all the tenants per- 
taining to the manor of Basyng, co. Southampton, 
pertaining to the purparty of John and Margaret. 

Pees in reversion which Mirabilla, late the wife of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, 
whom Thomas de Aspele has now married, holds in dower, to wit : — 

Five fees and a moiety of a fee in Kyngesdon, Tong 

and elsewhere which the heirs of Giles de Badles- 

mere hold, extended at - - - GO/. 

A moiety of a fee in Hamme which William de Clynton 

holds, extended at - 10 marks. 

A moiety of a fee in Pysyng near Dover which the 

abbot of St. Radegund's holds, extended at 10 marks. 
A fee in Bettreshangre near Sandwich which Stephen 

de Orlaston holds, extended at 100s. 

A fee and a fourth part of a fee in Morston near 

Sydyngbourn and in Hurst near Faversham, which 

John de Morston holds, extended at 25 marks. 

A fee in Bikenore and Pysyng which Roger de 

Northwold holds, extended at - 10/. 






Sussex. 



Kent. 



70 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



13-19. 



Hertford. 



Membrane 18</ — cont. 

I Two fees in Clothale which Joan, late the wife oi 
John de Monte Caniso, and John de Bottele hold, 



1 



extended at 



101K 



Advowsons of churches in demesne: — 

The advowson of the priory of Shirbourn, extended 

at ... - - 20 marks. 

The advowson of Shirbourn church, extended 
Southampton. ~ , n 

at ...... 20 marks. 

The advowson of Chauton church, extended 

at 13/. 6s. 8rf. 



Berks. 



The advowson 

at 



of Shetl'ord 



church, extended 
"20 marks. 



Advowsons of churches in reversion : — 

The advowson of the free chapel within the site of 
the manor of Chauton, which Thomas de Aspale 
and Mirahilla his wife hold as Mirahilla's dower, 
extended at ----- 5 marks. 

The advowson of the free chapel within the site of 

the manor of Basyng, which Elisabeth late the 

wife of the said Edmund holds in dower, extended 

Southampton. at 5 marks. 

The advowson of Abboteston church, which the same 
Elizabeth holds in dower, extended at - 10 marks, 
which church ought to remain, after her death, to 
John de Sancto Philberto, Margaret, Luke and 
Isabel aforesaid, to present alternately, so that 
Luke and Isabel have the first presentation after 
Elizabeth's death. 

The purparty of Luke de Ponyngges and Isabel his wife. 
Fees in demesne. 

Five fees and a moiety of a tee in Cramburn ,'Stratton, 

Drayton, Pophani, Sareweton, Chuhvarton, Norton, 

Brom&hull and Appelshagh, which Joan de Braiboei 

holds, extended at - - - 42/. 

A fee in Heghfeld which Robert de Sancto Manifeo 

holds, extended at - - 10/. 

A fee in Avene. Ibesle and Gorle, which William son 

of Roger de Melhury hold.-, extended at - IS 
A fee in Shirefeld and Lokerle which John Lengl 

holds, extended at - 
\ tee and a moiety of a fee in Stanbngge and 

Hoghton which Richard de Rannville and William 

de Walerand hold, extended at 
Two l'<es 111 Cumynton which John de Semes holds, 

extended at - 
\ tee in Houk and elsewhere whioh ThoiDM W 

holds, extended at 

A lee in Anedeport w Inch John de i'arn holds, extended 

at 
An eighth part of a tee in la lure which Kichard de 
Wyndesore holds as of the right of hi 

extended at - 



Southampton. 



28 EDWAIil) 111. I'Aiii I 



71 



Southampton. \ 



Sussex. 



{ 



1349. Membrane 18d—C(mt. 

/A nioioty of a fee in Canteshangre which Roger 

Cifrew.ist holds, extended at - 10*. 

A sixth part of a fee in Dokkenfeld which the abbot 

of Waverle holds, extended at 20.s. 

A fourth part of a Ice in Welegh, Murehull and 

Walshelond, which the prior, of Montacute holds, 

extended at - - - - 20s. 

A fee in Houne which the abbot, of Lettele holds, 

extended at ----- - lOO.s. 

A fee in Rokkeseye, Avene, Ibesle and Gorle which 

the prior of Brommore holds, extended at 10 marks. 
A fifth part of a fee in Shirbourn which Alina de 

Stamford holds, extended at - - 20.s. 

A fee in Westistedo which Richard de Tichebourn and 

Walter his brother hold, extended at 100s. 

A fee in Hunstane which William son of Godfrey de 
Hunstane holds, extended at - - - 10/. 

A twentieth part of a fee in Westerton which Henry 
de Estdene and Henry Taillour hold, extended 
at ....... 6s. 8d. 

A fourth part of a fe" in Westichenore which William 
Cheyny holds, extended at - - - 50.s. 

A moiety of a fee in Sotwell which John de Stonore 
holds, extended at - - - - - 100s. 

A moiety of a fee in Stafford which Richard Hautot 
holds, extended at .... lOO.s. 

Fees in reversion which Elizabeth late the wife of Edmund de Sancto 
Johanne holds in dower. 

f A fee in Portesheye which Nicholas de Crophull holds, 

extended at - - - - - 20 marks. 
Two fees in Knap, Rakeford, Rudbrigg, Rippele and 

divers lands in Hamelden which Maurice le Bruyn 

and other heirs of Aymer de Valencia hold, 

extended at ----- - 20/. 

A moiety of a fee in Clotle and Shirbourn which John 

Pecche holds, extended at - - 10/. 

A moiety of a fee in Avene, Ibesle and Gorle which 

John de hi Bere holds, extended at - lOO.s. 

A fee in Bromlegh which the heirs of Thomas Say 

hold, extended at - - - - - 20s. 
Two fees in Appelsted and Bourhunt which John 

de Bourhunt holds, extended at 10/. 

A fortieth part of a fee iii Anedeport which the heirs 

of Cormayles hold, extended at 10s. 

A fee in Elsfeld which tin' prior of Suthewyk and 

Joan de Roches hold, extended at - 10/. 



Berks. 



4 



Southampton. 






Membrane 17'/. 

A moiety of n fee in Esthamptenet and Crokkershull 
which Richard ear] of Arundel, Eva de Sancto 
Johanne and Thomas atte More hold, extended 
at lOO.s. 

An eighth part of a fee in Walberton which Edward 
de Sancto Johanne holds, extended at 20*. 



7-2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



Kent. 



Membrane YJd—cont, 

A tenth part of a fee in Strethanipton which Ralph 
de Sanrto Audoeno, John Elaket and the master of 
Sua the hospital of Polyng hold, extended at - 15s. 

I A moiety of a fee in Boxgrave and Worth which the 
\ prior of Boxgrave holds, extended at - 100s. 

/ A moiety of a fee in Shifford which Richard Hautot 
holds, extended at - - - - - 100s. 
Berks. -I Saving the yearly services of all the tenants 

pertaining to the manor of Halfnaked, oo. Suss 

\ to the pnrparty of the said Luke and Isabel. 

Fees in reversion which Mirabilla, late the wife of Hugh de Sancto 
Johanne, whom Thomas de Aspale has married, holds in dower, to wit : — 

Eight fees in Norton, Newenham, Fishbourn, Herteye, 

Pysyngand Shelond which Margery de Chamnpayne 

holds, extended at - - - - 50/. 

A moiety of a fee in Popleshale which William de 

Orlaston holds, extended at - - - 100*. 

A moiety of a fee in Belfraiston which Stephen de 

Orlaston holds, extended at - - - 100s. 
A fee in Tnnstall which Stephen de Cobham holds, 

extended at ----- - 

A moiety of a fee in Pysyng near Dover, which the 

master of the hospital of Maison Dieu (Domus I 

Dover, holds in frank almoin, extended at 100/. 
A fee in Alnothyngton which William de Alnothyng- 

ton, Ralph de Sancto Leodegar[io], John lieryn. 

John de Morston, Thomas de Beante and John son 

of Stephen de Cobeham hold, extended at 10 marks. 

I A moiety of a fee in the towns of Aspeden and Boklond 
\ which William de Poleye and John de Bergh hold, 
( extended at ----- - 

A fee in Snayleswell near Newmarket which the heirs 
of Snayleswell hold, extended at - '10 marks. 

Advowsons of chnrches in demesne, to wit : — 

The advowson of the priory of Boxgrave, extended 

at - 

The advowson of Middelton church, extended at 84. 

The advowson of the free chapel situate in the manor 

of Halfnaked, extended at - ,"> marks. 

The advowson of the chantry m Mundham church, 

y extended at - 5 marks. 

The advowson of the church of Fide near Derteford. 
extended at - - marks. 



Hertford. 



Cambridge. 



Sussex. 






Kent. 



,, ( The advowson of the free chapel of the old > 

Southampton.; ,; as>n , ; , t ,, teluW !lt i(k , 

Advowsons of churches in reversion, to wit 
The advowson of Warneford church which Thomas de \ and 

Mirabilla his wife hold as her dower, extended at 
Tin' advowson of Abboteston ohuroh, extended at \o 

this ohuroh ought to remain to the aforesaid John 

and Isabel, to present alternately so that Luke and Label have the 

In-st presentation after Elizabeth's death. 



23 EDWAKD III. — Pabt 1. 78 



1349. 



Membrane lid — coat. 

Enrolment of indenture mado at Slagham on Saturday, 9 May, 23 
Edward III, between Sir Michael de Ponyngges, knight, and Sir William 
Botevilleyn, knight, testifying that whereas William is hound to Michael 
in 2,000/. by a recognisance made m chancery in the said year, to be 
paid at Michaelmas next, Michael grants that if William, after he has 
been reasonably notified, make suit by writ of formedon or in other 
manner, of the manor of Perchyng, so that the manor is recovered if it 
may be by the said suit, by which recovery all the fines levied on the manor 
after the death of Sir Robert Jiotevilleyn, William's father, may be annulled 
at Michael's cost, and so soon as William has recovered the manor he shall 
render it to Michael by fine Avith warranty clause, and if William render 
all possible help to Michael against Sir Giles de Arderne or any other who 
wishes to make debate in that manor, so that all such things are done at 
Michael's cost, then the recognisance shall be null, but if William fail in 
any of the points aforesaid, then it shall remain in force. Dated at 
Slagham as aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum that both Michael and William came into chancery at 
London on 10 May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

May 8. To the abbot and convent of Malmesbury. Request to admit William 

Woodstock. Voirdire, yeoman of the chamber of Queen Philippa, to such maintenance 

in that house as Ellen de Whight, deceased, had there, and as Richard 

Sw r oneford, who had the like before Ellen, informing the king by the 

bearer of these presents of what they do in the matter. By p.s. 

May 11. Robert Warde and John de Kyngesfold acknowledge that they owe to 

Woodstock. William de Newenham, clerk, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 
Cancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE lGrf. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Alice, late the wife of Thomas de 
Bernak, who held by knight's service of the heir of Roger de Huntyngl'eld, 
a minor in the king's wardship, of all the lands which belonged to her 
husband at his death in co. Lincoln, made at Toft on 23 February, 
23 Edward III, by Saier de Rocheford, escheator in cos. Lincoln and 
Rutland, to wit: in the chief messuage at Toft, a certain long chamber situate 
next the hall, another house called the stable, and a small chamber there with 
a small grange on the other side of the court, with a third part of the dove- 
cotes, gardens and curtilages there ; a third part of a plot of land called 
Rykundyk, containing in itself 10 acres of land, to wit, on the east part of 
the plot; a third part of a plot of land called ' Rosedyk,' containing in 
itseli 27 acres of land on the south side thereof, a third part of a plot of 
land called 'Dovecroft,' containing in itself G acres of land on the south 
part of the plot ; a third part of a plot of land containing in itself 16 acres 
of land called ' Hennecroft,' to wit on the east side ; a third part of a plot 
of land called 'Menelond,' containing acres of land on the east side ; a 
thud part of a plot of land lying at the chapel of Fenne, containing 8£ 
acres of land on the west side; a third part of a plot of land called 
' Huntyngfelddeyl,' containing 21 acres of land on the east side ; a third 
part of a plot of hind lying at le Goole, containing 6 acres of land on the 
east ide, together with a thud part of a sheeplold in the same ; a third 
part of a plot of pasture called ' Dubelyngrene,' containing 16 acres of 
pa lure on the i ,, t aide with a third part of four cottages there ; a third 



71 



CALENDAB OF ('IJ)SK ROLLS. 



1310. 



April 2. 
Westmrn 



April 10. 

w 

March 26. 

\\ . |1 null ,ti'l . 



Miinhniih l(i</ cont. 

pari of a plot of meadow oontaining 10 acres on the west side ; a thud 
pari of a plot of meadow containing 15 acres oa the east side ; a third part 
of a meadow containing 8 acres on the east side ; a third part of i»2s. llrbV. 
of assize rent of divera free tenants in Toft, Preston, Bnterwyk and 
Benyngton, which assignment is. of the rent of John de Chedeston 7*. 8c/.; 
of John Cook 8*. It/., of Alan Colle 2s., of Robert de Toft 2p/. and of Adam 
Madsweyn lfd. ; also a third part of the perquisites of Thomas's court in 
Toft, worth 2.s. yearly. Dated as aforesaid. 

Co John Wyliot. Prohibition upon pain of forfeiture to attempt 
assemblies or any other thing which might injure the peace or disturb the 
people or the university of Oxford, hut to permit Master Robert Ingram, 
proctor of the university, and certain others to stay in peace in the 
university, knowing that the king will not permit the injustice perpetrated 
in this matter to go unpunished, and he has sent certain lieges to enquire 
into the matter, to pacify dissensions and to make a speedy report, so 
that the king may cause what seems good, by the advice of the council, 
to be done, as the king is informed that grave dissensions have arisen 
between the masters and scholars of the university upon the last election 
of the chancellor, and that some of John's accomplices have nominated 
him as chancellor, contrary to the statutes and custom of the university, 
by pretext of which nomination and not of election John has assumed 
the authority of chancellor, has caused some of the university to be 
imprisoned without due process, and has banished Robert and some 
others, and certain others have been killed by his accomplices, assembled 
in a great multitude, some wounded severely, and many other evils are 
perpetrated to the subversion of the university. By C. 

Fcedera.] 
The like to the following, to wit: — 

Philip de Codeford. 

William Hayes. 

Robert de Wotton. 

Richard de Bylyngham. [Ibid.] 

To John Wylyot, Philip de Codeford, William Ua_\es, Robert de Wotton, 
Richard de Bylyngham, Michael Eelgru, John de Bannabury, Richard 
Wawayn and Richard de Swynheved. Order upon pain of forfeiture to 
cause the common seal of the university and all the other things taken 
away by them to he replaced in the common chest of the university under 
the seals of Master Thomas de Stretford and Master Robert Ingram, 
proctors of the university, and two or three other authentic seals, and to 
cause the chest to he taken back to its accustomed place, so that none of 
them shall use that seal until the king has been informed upon the matter, 
as the king has learned that when the masters of the university were 
assembled to elect a chancellor, John Wylyot and the others and their 
accomplices, scheming to impede that election, departed from the customary 
place, broke open the said chest by force and arms and earned off the said 
seal, money, hooks and Beveral other goods found there, and they committed 
other enormities, and the king has ordered certain lieges to take an inquisition 
upon the matter. Bj 

j Ibid.] 

John Styrop is lenl to the prior of St. Oswald to receive such unun- 
tenanoe in thai house as John Cole had there for life. B) p.-. 20100 

To R. bishop of London. Order to release an\ -.c.pieslration made upon 

the ecclesiastical goods of Master Paul de Monte riorum at Thurrok or 
elsewhere in that dio although the king latch ordered the bishop, bj 



23 EDWARD III.- I' art 1. 



r r> 



1349. 



April 20. 
Langley. 



April 25. 
Windsor. 



April 16. 
Westminster. 



May 2. 

V> ood 



May 7. 
Wood 



May I... 
Wood 



Membram I6d- cont. 

writ of the exchequer, to levy of the said goods 5330/. 22.o/. which Paul 
received of the treasury hy pretext of two loiters obligatory unlawfully 
obtained by him from the king, as appears by inspection of the exchequer 
rolls, so that the bishop should have them at the exchequer at Westminster 
on the morrow of the close of Easter next, as Paul has taken oath in 
chancery that he will not eloign himself far from the city of London and 
that he will be ready at the month of Easter next to come before the king 
and council and answer all the things laid against him. By C. 

To the bailiffs of Gysorshall in the town of Boston. Order to desist 
from molesting the citizens of Lincoln for pesage and tronage on their 
wool and merchandise weighed in that city and brought to that town, and 
permit them to be quit of the same, unless their wool etc. are exposed for 
sale there, as at the suit of those citizens by their petition shown before 
the king and his council in the last parliament held at Westminster, 
showing that they have been quit from time out of mind from the presta- 
tion of tronage and pesage on their wool etc. to all men, and the bailiffs 
have unjustly compelled them to pay tronage and pesage on their wool etc. 
brought to Boston, and they beseeching the king to provide a remedy, he 
appointed William de Thorp and Thomas de Sibthorp to take an inquisition 
upon the matter in the presence of the mayor and bailiffs of Lincoln, and 
of the said bailiffs, if they chose to attend, by which it is found that all 
the said citizen have been quit of tronage and pesage on their wool, weighed 
in their city, towards all men but the king, except in places where the wool 
etc. are exposed for sale, and that the profit of the tronage and pesage in 
Lincoln ought to be received by the bailiffs of the city in aid of their term, 
as is fully contained in the king's charter to them, and that the citizens 
are not molested in any part of England for such tronage and pesage, except 
by the said bailiffs of Boston, and that contrary to what has been the cus- 
tom hitherto, and contrary to the king's charters. 

William de Neubery is sent to the prior and convent of Marton to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as Roger atte Beche, deceased, had 
there at the late king's request. By p.s. [20124.] 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Dover. Order to permit Henry de Mouns, 
monk of the priory of Wenlok, who is subject to the abbot of Cluny, and is 
going to parts beyond the sea to the Roman court on certain affairs touching 
that priory, by the king's licence, to cross from that port with a yeoman 
and a groom and 24.1. in ^old for his expenses, without taking any apportum. 

By C. 

The like to the captain of Caleys or to him who supplies his place. 

Hugh de Stredeleye acknowledges that lie owes to Queen Philippa 
686Z. (is, ud. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Derby. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas del > 'loyh, tin queen's attorney. 

William Botevilleyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Michael de 
Ponyngges, knight, 2,000/, ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 

Michael de Ponyngess, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William 
Botevilleyn, knight, 000 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

John Baudechoun of co, Essex acknowledges thai he owes to John 
Boarnedissh, parson of Southwokyndon church, 400/. ; to be levied etc. in 
co. Essex. 



7fi 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



May 1. 
Westminster. 



Membrane l(j</ — cont, 

William Botevilleyn, knight, puts in his place Richard de Birton, John 
Bardolf, knight, of Mapelderham ami John iitz Johan, to prosecute the 
execution for a recognisance for (500 marks made to him in chancery by 
Michael de Ponynges, knight. 

Adam de Brugges, for his good service to Queen Isabel, is sent to the 
abbot and convent of Btanleye, co. Wilts, to receive snch maintenance in 
that house for life as Perrotus de Gaffrer had there at the king's request. 



April 18. 

\\ e itminster 



April 21. 
Langley. 



Feb. 28. 
Langley. 



MEMBRANE 15</. 

To Richard de Kelleshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Norfolk. 
Whereas Mary late the wife of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, holds 
the manor of Foxle in dower of the inheritance of John son and heir of 
Laurence de Hastyngge, earl of Pembroke, a minor in the king's wardship, 
of the king's assignment, as may appear by inspection of the chancery rolls 
of the late king, and now the king has learned that Adam Calbot of 
Baldeswell, who is a bondman of the said manor, it is said, has arramed 
an assize of novel disseisin against Mary for tenements in Baldeswell, which 
are parcel of the manor of Foxle, it is said, in which assize Mary alleged 
that she ought not to answer, because Adam is her bondman of the said 
manor, and Adam has asserted that he is a free man and seeks that inquiry 
may be made thereupon by the assize, and as the king and heir may suffer 
prejudice in the matter, the king orders the justices to proceed so 
circumspectly in the affair that no prejudice may come to him or to the 
heir. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge John 
Lespicer of Bristol of 60/. and to supersede the demand made upon him 
for that sum until the octaves of Holy Trinity next, so that, after enquiry 
has been made, the king may cause justice to he done if they find by 
inquisition or otherwise that a ship of the said John and John de Wycombe 
called 'la Dieulagard,' whereof Roger de Langeleith was master, was 
delivered by warrant of John de Monte (Joined, then admiral of the fleet 
towards the west, to Oliver de Ingham, for his passage to Aquitaine. and 
that after landing Oliver in those parts it perished m a storm on its 
return, and that John was assessed at 60/. because he did not show the 
warrant of the crossing and the return of that ship, as he has shown the 
king that although the ship was arrested by the said admiral for the king's 
passage to Britanny and that it was delivered to Oliver and perished m a 
storm as aforesaid at the parts of (iorden on the coast of England, and the 
said admiral, because John did not show the warrant for the setting out 
and return of the ship, asserting that he had broken the arrest of the ship, 
has assessed him at (JO/, among the lords and masters of ships, who were 
assessed at divers sums as guilty of having broken such arrest, wherefore 
the treasurer and barons exaot that sum of John, who has besought the 
king to provide a remedy. l\v p.8. -01 I I. 

To the abbot and convent of \\ vneheconibe. Request to admit John 
Dymmok, the king's yeoman, to that house and to provide him with such 
maintenance for life as \\ illi am liovs, deceased, had there at the late king's 
request, as the king requested them to grant such maintenance to John de 

la I'ulterie who died before he obtained an\ estate there. Order to inform 

the king of what they do in the matter bj the bearer of these pre 

Bj p. HI. 



28 EDWARD 111. Part 1. 



77 



1349. 

April 25. 
Westminster. 



May 1. 

Windsor. 

May 5. 

Woodstock. 



May 5. 

Woodstock. 

May 7. 

Woodstock. 



May 7. 
Westminster. 



f 9. 



Membrane 15*/ — cont. 

The same John Dymmok is sent to the abbot and convent of Gloucester 
to receive such maintenance in that house for life as William Gerald had 
there at the king's request. By p.s. 

Thomas Sauvage acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Mauny 60/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

John fitz Johan de Masseworth acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
Frisel and to John de Bledelowe 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Buckingham. 

John Randolf of Asshele acknowledges that he owes to William son of 
Martin de Isledon ±01. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 

William son of John de Newenham, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 60/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William son of John de 
Newenham, knight, made the preceding acknowledgment for 60/. to Sir John 
de Sancto Paulo, clerk, to be paid at Michaelmas next, John grants that if 
he have all the lands, meadows, pastures, woods and rents in the town of 
Warfeld which William demised to him to hold from Michaelmas last for 
a term of ten years, without hindrance of William or of others in his name, 
then the recognisance shall be null, but otherwise it shall remain in force. 
Dated at London on 7 May. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 7 May 
and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William son of John de 
Newenham, knight, demised to Sir John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, all the 
lands, meadows, pastures, woods and rents in Warfelde, to hold from 
Michaelmas last until the end of ten years, rendering for each of the eight 
years after the first two, 12 marks, William acknowledges -that he has 
received from John 48 marks of that ferm paid down for the first four of 
the said eight years for which he grants that John shall hold the premises 
for the first six of the twelve years quit of the ferm aforesaid. Dated at 
London on 7 May, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 7 May 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to cause the manor 
of Whitegift with its members of Usflet, Redenesse, Swynflet, Houk and 
Ayremynne and the moor of Inclesmore and its other appurtenances to be 
seized into the king's hand without delay and to he delivered to Queen 
Phihppa or to her attorney to hold until further order, as Henry earl of 
Lancaster -to whom the said manor and members, which the abbot of St. 
Mary's, York, held of the said queen's grant, for rendering 200 marks 
yearly, are delivered by virture of an order to theescheator to deliver to the 
earl the manor of Snayth and the soke, which descended to the earl by 
hereditary right after the death of Alesia, countess of Lincoln, as parcel of 
the manor of Snayth and soke has rendered the said manor of Whitegift 
and its members to the king's hands, so that justice may be done thereupon, 
it having been shown to the earl by the council at Westminster that the 
abbot was unjustly amoved from that manor. 

John Forester of Romeseye, Simon Pratte and Nicholas Burgeys acknow- 
ledge that they owe to Master Andrew de Offord 20/. ; to he levied, in 
default, of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 



78 < \LENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1349. 



Mriiiliriiin !"></ cont. 



hmrolment of indenture made at Slagham on Saturday, i) May, 23 
Edward 111 between Michael de Ponynges, knight, and WUliam Rotevilleyn, 
knight, testifying that whereas Michael is bound to William in 600 marks 
by a recognisance made in chancery, to be paid at Whitsuntide next, 

\\ illiam grants that if Michael pay him it) marks at London in the church 
of the Austin friars, London, at the said feast, and 250 marks there at 
St. Peter ad Vincula following', then the recognisance for 600 marks shall 
he null, hut if he fail in payment, then it shall remain in force, so that 
William shall ho ready to receive the money and to cancel the recognisance 
on the day ami in the place aforesaid. Dated as above. 

Meuurraniktm that William came into chancery at London on 10 May and 
acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

May 11. Robert sou of William de Broxholm, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes 

Wbodsfcook. to Robert son of WUliam de Gloucestr[ia], 'bowere, 1 67.; to he levied, in 

default of payment, of his lands and chattels in CO. Lincoln. 

John del Castel and Adam de Askham acknowledge that they owe to 
Rohert de Cave, parson of Wygetoft church, 40*. : to he levied etc. in the 
city of London. 

( 'ancelled mi payment. 

May 15. Robert de Hagham, knight, -John Waleys, Walter de Tylyngham, John 

Woodstock. Sayer, Alexander de Betoign and Roger Belche, acknowledge that they owe 
to John de Wesenham, citizen of Loudon, 93/. 3s. 2d. ; to be levied etc. in 
co. Essex. 

Membrane 14</. 

Enrolment of a sale by William de Cireylonde, executor of the will of 
Thomas Fraunceys, citizen and caudle-maker of London, appointed with 
Agnes, late Thomas's wife, deceased, his co-executrix, with the consent of 
Simon de Shalford, supen isor of the administration of the goods of the said 
testator, nominated m the will, and of Richard atte Dich and of Thomas 
de Chekeneye, executors of Agnes's will, by virtue and authority of Thorn, 
will, proved, proclaimed and enrolled in the busting of London, of pleas of 
land held on Monday before the Annunciation, 23 Edward 111, for a sum 
of money paid down and to fulfil the last wish of the deceased, to Sir John 
de Sancto Paulo, Sir John de Scarle and Sir Roger de Langeport, clerks, 
of all those lands with shops and upper chambers huilt thereon and with 
all their appurtenances, situate m the parish of St. Martin Orgai at the 
corner of the lane of Si. Nicholas llacun next C'andelw y k>lrete, London, to 
wit, between the said street on the south and the tenement of John de 
Neuport, tanner, formerly of Walter de Pap worth, citizen and alderman of 
that city, on the north, the aforesaid lane on the east aud the tenement of 
the hospital of St. Man. Bisshopesgate, London, on the west, which lands 
Thomas Fraunceys held of ihe gift and enfeoffment of John de Northulle. 
citizen and then one of the aldermen of London, and which lands Thomas 
decreed in his will to be sold by Ins executors. Johu Lovekui, mayor of 
London, ttenrj Pycard and Simon Dolsely, sheriffs of London, Roger de 
Depham, alderman of the ward. Witnesses: Sir John de Pollen* 
knight, John de Northalle, John de Aulton, Alan Horewode, Thomas de 

Merwode, olerk. Hated at London on Wednesdaj the leas! of the 

Annunciation in the aforesaid \< 

Memorandum that William de Greylonde, Thomas Frauueoys, Richard 
atte Dich and Thomas de Chekeneye came into chancery at London on 

26 March and acknow Ledged the preceding charter. 



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1349. 



March 26. 
Langley 



March 28. 



Membrane 1 id — emit . 

Enrolment of livery by the said William de Greylond, with the assent, 
of Simon, Richard and Thomas in the presence of William Serjeant called 
' barber,' bedel of the ward, to the said clerks, of seisin of the lands sold to 
them by the preceding deed. Dated at London in Candelwekestrete on the 
morrow of the Annunciation, 2:> Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at London on 2G March 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Greylond, fishmonger of London, Richard atte Dych, 
plumber of London, and Thomas de Chekeneye acknowledge that they owe 
to John de Sancto Paulo, clerk, 60^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Enrolment of indenture made on the morrow of the Annunciation, 
28 Edward III between Sir John de Seintpol, clerk of the one part, and 
William de Greylond, executor of the will of Thomas Fraunceys, citizen 
and candle-maker of London, and Richard atte Dych and Thomas de 
Chekeneye, executors of the will of Agnes late the wife of Thomas 
Fraunceys, co-executrix wdth William of bis will, of the other part, testifying 
that whereas John de Northall, citizen of London, formerly granted to 
Thomas Fraunceys all the lands with shops and upper chambers and all 
other appurtenances in the parish of St. Martyn Orgar at the corner of the 
lane Sey[n]ycolas Hakun, next Candelwykstrete, London, which he had of 
the gift and enfeoffment of Henry de Canterbirs, clerk, and to assure the 
estate of Thomas therein John made a recognisance for 60£. to him in the 
Guildhall, London, with a defeasance that if <Thonias should enjoy the said 
lands, and Alice, John's wife should not claim them as dower or otherwise, 
so that she should make release thereof within fifteen days after her 
husband's death, that during such possession the recognisance should 
remain in suspense, but otherwise it should be in force, and then by virtue 
of Thomas's will, with the assent of Simon de Shaldeford, surveyor of the 
execution thereof, and of the aforesaid Richard and Thomas de Chekeneye, 
William has sold the said lands etc. to Sir John de Seintpol, Sir John de 
Scarle and Sir Roger de Langeport, clerks, and for their greater security, 
William Richard and Thomas are bound to Sir John de Seintpol in 60Z. by 
the preceding recognisance, to be paid at Easter next, and John de 
Seintpol grants that if they show proper diligence to have from Alice a 
release from her action of dower as regards those lands, to be delivered to 
him when required, and if she will not make such release and they make suit 
against the executors of John de Northall at the cost of John de Seintpol, to 
have execution of the said recognisance! for GOZ. made by John de Northall, 
then the recognizance made by William, Richard and Thomas shall be null 
but otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at London on the day 
aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum that John de Sancto Paulo, William de Greylond, Richard 
Dych and Thomas de Chekeneye came into chancery at London on 20 
March and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To the, mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Older, upon sight of these 

i nts. to cause a ship called 'la Juliane' of Southampton to be arrested 

with the WOO] and oilier goods laded therein and to he kepi safely until 

further order, certifying the king of the number of the sacks of wool, of 
the nature and value of the goods and their owners, and if the wool was 
duly coketted, as although the king forbade that any wool, wool-fells or 

hould he taken out, of the realm, until further order, ho has now 
learned fch&t (he said ship laden with 200 sacks of wool in the port of 



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Southampton, has come to the port of Sandwich, and that the master and 

mariners propose to cross to parts beyond the sea with the ship and wool, 
contrary to the prohibition. By K. 

April 1. Riohard Hamound of Glaumorgan acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 

Langley. de Cotyngham, parson of Grendon church, 1/.; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hereford. 

April f>. To the bailiff's of Baveneserod. Order to cause all the goods and 

Langley. merchandise of Juertus de Brug, Henry Tape, Ralph Biscop and Frethericus 
Stene of Lubyk in a ship called ' Palmedayh ' of Lubyk, whereof John 
Crouse is master, to be kept safely until further order, as they caused those 
goods to be arrested to the value of 150 marks, by the king's order, at the 
suit of William de Lithenay, and in order that justice may be done the 
king has given a day to the parties, to be before him in chancery on the 
quinzaine of Easter next, to do and receive what the king's court shall 
determine. By C. 

April 4. The prior of Matherseye acknowledges for himself and convent that they 

Langley. owe to William de Lound and John de Cotyngtoo 24/. ; to be levied, in 

default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 

co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled an payment. 

William de Lound and John de Cotyngton, clerk, acknowledge that they 
owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 12/.; to be levied, in default of paynitnr, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

April 8. John son of John Dymmok acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Langley. Newenham, clerk, 4/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 
Cancelled mi payment. 

April 24. John de Pulteneye, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard earl of 

Windsor. Arundel 500/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

April 25. Henry de Burton is sent to the abbot and convent of Redynges to receive 

Windsor. such maintenance in that house for life as Robert de Walthani, deceased. 

had there at the king's request. Bj p.s. 

May 11. Simon Bonde of Totenham acknowleges that he owes to Margery late 

Woodstock, the wife of Simon Turgys 31/. 6s. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lauds and chattels in co. Middlesex. 



MEMBRANE I 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Thomas Prion* and -loan his 
wife bold the manor of Moivll in Whiterothyne; for Joan's life, with 
remainder to Tliomasia their daughter for her life, with reversion after the 
death of Joan and Tliomasia to Oliver Morel son of Riohard Morel, kinsman 
and heir of John son of Geoffrey Morel, as fully appears in a tine levied 

before the justices at Westminster on the morrow of Midsummer. 19 
Edward [II, Oliver has granted the said manor and the reversion the: 
w nh all its appurtenances to Thomas Pnour and the heirs of his body, 
saving to Oliver the rents and Bervioes of all the lands which belonged 
Richard, his father, in Rothyng, and the reversion of all the lands 

winch belonged to Samo de llarlee in Rothyng; and if Thomas 



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1 349. Membrane lSd — cont. 

die without an heir of bis body, the manor shall remain to John son of 
Thomas and Joan, and to the heirs of his body, saving to Oliver the 
rents and services of the lands which belonged to Richard Morel and the 
reversion of the lands which belonged to Ilamo de Harlee, and if John 
die without an heir of his body the manor shall remain to Thomas, his 
brother, and to the heirs of his body, and if he die without such heirs, the 
manor shall remain to the heirs of Thomasia's body, or in default, it shall 
revert to Oliver. Witnesses : Thomas de Weston, Hugh le Blount and 
Richard de Enefeld, knights, John de Benyton, Thomas de Brok, John de 
Barynton, Andrew de Walden, William filz Richard, Nicholas Broundissh, 
John le Clerk of Whiterothyng. Dated at Whiterothyng on Monday after 
SS. Philip and James, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Oliver came into chancery at London on 19 May and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

May 12. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede until the octaves of Trinity 

Woodstock, next the levying of the portions touching divers barons of the Cinque Ports 
of a fine of 1,000/. which the community of the county made for the 
cessation of an eyre of the justices last appointed there, so that it may be 
discussed whether answer for the same ought to be inade by the barons or 
by the community aforesaid, or until further order, provided that answer is 
made to the king for the residue of all that fine, as the community of the 
county have besought the king to order the levying of that portion to be 
superseded for a certain time, so that the matter may be discussed by the 
king and council, as divers barons of the Cinque Ports, dwelling in the 
county, were assessed at a portion of that fine for certain lands which they 
hold in the county without the liberty of the ports, which fine the 
king ordered to be levied by the sheriff', and by pretext of a writ afterwards 
sent to the sheriff at the suggestion of the barons, containing that they 
were not part of that fine, by virtue of the liberties granted to them, and 
directing the sheriff not to molest them for that fine, the sheriff causes that 
portion to be levied of the community. By C. 

May 10. William Petruche is sent to the prior and convent of Dunstaple to 

Woodstock, receive such maintenance in that house for life as Roger Reson, deceased, 

had there, at the king's request. By p.s. [20184.] 

May 20. Robert de Parva Badewe, tailor, acknowledges that he owes to Robert 

Woodstock, son of William de Gloucestre of London, ' bowyerc,' and to Cristinus 
Armurer, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the city of London. 

Memorandum that a part of the coket seal deputed for the customs in 
the port of Great Yarmouth was sent to London in a red bag, under two 

ils, to chancery, on 8 April, by a certain groom, by virtue of a writ 
directed to Roger de Broxton. one of the bailiffs of that town, and was 
delivered to David 'le Wollore, keeper of the chancery rolls, to be kept until 
further order. 

Enrolment of release by John son of John Adgor of Iseldon, kinsman 
and next heir of William Martin of the same, to Henry de Frouwyk of 
CO. Middlesex and William de Fynchingfeld, of all his right and claim in 
all the lands which Henry and William lately held of the gift of William 
son of Martin de 1 9i Idon in the towns of Shenlee, Rugge and Watford, 
CO I bit ford, as is contained in a charter made by William son of Martin 
to them. Witnesses : William de Ramcseie, John de Tame, William de 
Tame, John Peyntour, William atte Penne. Dated at London on Thursday 
after the Ascension, 2:i Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London' on 28 May and 
acknowledged the preceding (\c<:<\. 



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1349. 
May 24. 

Woodstock. 



June 6. 
\V oodstock. 



Membrane l'Sil — emit. 

To the abbess and convent of Romeseyein co. Southampton. Bequest to 
grant to William deTydeswell, the king's clerk, such pension from their house 
as they are bound to grant to one of the king's clerks, by reason of the new 
creation of the abbess, until they provide him with a suitable ecclesiastical 
benefice. By p.s. 

The like to the prior and convent of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, for John de 
Edyndon. By p.s. 



May 17. 

Woodstock. 



May 27. 

Woodstock. 



May 30. 
Woodstock. 



May 27. 
Woodstock. 



May 2G. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 12r/. 

John Clerbant, the king's serjeant, is sent to the prior and convent of 
Bynham, to receive such maintenance in that house for life as Hugh de 
Nanton, deceased, had there, at the late king's request. By p.s. 20187.] 

Richard de Merton is sent to the abbot and convent of "Wellebek, to 
receive such maintenance in that house for life as John atte Lane, deceased, 
had there at the king's request. By p.s. [20210.] 

Henry atte Neise, yeoman of the wardrobe, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of Wynchecoinbe, to receive such maintenance in that house, for 
life as John Goitz, deceased, had there at the late king's request. 

By p.s. [90837. 

John de Briddesale, the king's serjeant, is sent to the prior and convent 
of Burstalle in Holdernesse, to receive such maintenance in that house for 
life as John de Coventre, deceased, had there at the bang's request. 

By p.s. [20203. 

Walter de Stodeley is sent to the abbot and convent of Milton to receive 
such maintenance in that house as William le Baker, deceased, bad there 
at the late king's request. By p.s. 



Membrane lid. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Sancto Philberto, knight, son and heir 
of Sir John de Sancto Philberto, knight, to Sir Edmund de Bereford, clerk, 
of his manor of Adewell, co. Oxford, and the advowson of the church of 
that town, with all appurtenances. Witnesses: Philip de Englefeld, 
Gilbert de Ellesfeld, John de Leukenore, knights, John de Aiveton, John 
de Whitefeld, John Loveday, Richard tie llatteconihe. Hated at Adewell 
on Thursday in Easter week, 23 Edward 111. 

Enrolment of release by Johnde Sancto Philberto, knight, son and heir of 
Sir John de Sancto Philberto, knight, to Sir Edmund tie Bereford, elerk, of 
all his right and claim in the manor of Adewell, 00, Oxford, and the advow BOO 
of the church there. [Witnesses us oboe*, hated at Lorkestre on Saturday 
the feast of St. Mark, 28 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that John came into ehaneery at London on tt May and 
acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by John Loud, kinsman and 
hen- of Robert de Shordioh, the elder, oitisen and goldsmith of London, 
from John de Cornhulle and Henry de Frouwik of oo, Middelsex, ol 
in full payment of 10/. for whioh they bound themselves to Robert bj ■ 
Letter of the law merchant, before John Lovekyn, mayor oi London, in 

GO/, as appears in the Baid letter and in an indenture thereupon. Ha: 

London on Saturday the eve of Whitsuntide, 28 Edward 111 

Memorandum that John Lond eanie into elianeery at London on 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



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1349. 

June 2. 

Woodstock. 



June 5. 
Woodstock. 



June 1. 
Woodstock. 



May 15. 

Woodstock 



June 0. 

Woodstock. 



Membrane lld—cont. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause a ship called 
' la Juliane ' of Southampton and the wool therein to be dearrested without 
delay, and to permit Robert de Wodeford and Henry Russel to do their 
pleasure therewith, as the king ordered the mayor and lwiiliffs to cause that 
ship and the wool and other goods therein to be arrested, and to keep them 
safely until further order [as at \>atjc 79 above], and now Robert and Henry 
have besought the king to order the wool to be dearrested, as they and 
others laded the said wool and certain woolfells in that ship in the port of 
Southampton long before the king's prohibition, and had it taken out of 
the port, after paying the customs and subsidies due, and the ship was 
driven by a contrary wind to the port of Sandwich, and is detained there, 
and the wool and wool-fells are now rotting on account of their long 
detention ; and Hugh de Ulseby, John Malewayn, Richard de Melcheburn, 
John Wroth, William Bisshop, William Pottere and Thomas Gysors have 
mainperned in chancery to answer to the king for the ship, wool and goods 
or to pay 1,00(M. at his will for the same or a greater price if they are worth 
more, if they ought to pertain to him as forfeit. By C. 

John Bakere of Stanstede acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Eccleshale, canon of London, 52 marks to be levied; in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Nicholas de Bedyngton and Walter son of Nicholas de Bedyngton, 
citizens and mercers of London, acknowledge that they owe to John de 
Codyngton, the elder, clerk, HI. 13s. Ad. ; to be levied etc. in the city of 
London. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Henry Bond of co. Buckingham to Juliana late 
the wife of John Syward, citizen and ' stokfishmongere ' of London, Nicholas 
Syward, Thomas Blod and William Everard, of all his right and claim in 
all the lands, rents, meadows and pastures which came to him by hereditary 
succession after the death of the said John, in the town of Dorteford, co. 
Kent. Witnesses : William Clapitus, John Godman, William de Carlton, 
John Grenedonne. Dated at Dorteford on Friday the feast of Whitsuntide, 
23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Henry came into chancery at London on 5 June and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Richard Smelt. Order to deliver to John Minchon of Neuport near 
Dunkyrk in Flanders, Thomas Badecok [ofj Upecherche and Ralph Hardyngof 
Norwich, a ship of John with the wheat, rye, barley, wool and fells therein, 
by a security to answer for the same or for the price thereof, if they are 
adjudged to pertain to the king as forfeit, as it is found by inquisition taken 
by Richard and by Reginald Dyk that the said ship was laded at Gillyng- 
ham in the river there, with 10 quarters of wheat, 3 quarters of rye, 2$ sacks 
of wool, 10 cloves of lamb's wool and 807 wool-fells of Thomas, and with 
(> quarters of wheat and 12 quarters of barley of Ralph to be taken to Sand- 
wich and customed lure, and not to parts beyond the sea, wherefore John, 
Thomas and Ralph have besought the king to restore the said ship etc. 
to them, which Richard had arrested as forfeit, pretending that they were 
taking them secretly to parts beyond the sea without paying the custom, 
and it is not yet decided by the council whether the said goods ought to 
belong to the king or to John, Thomas and Ralph. By C. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. John de Cornhull and Henry de 
Frowykofco. Middlesex have shown the king that whereas they acknow- 
ledged, in accordance with the statute Of Acton liiii'iiel, that they owed t > 



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1349 



Membrane 11</ — cont. 

Robert de Sordich, the elder, (>0/. ; to he paid lit Easter last, and Robert 
granted by indenture that if they paid hint 10/., one moiety at Easter and 
the other moiety at Whitsuntide following, then tin 1 recognisance should be 
mill and void, and now they have besought the king to provide for their 
security, as they paid 20/. at Easter to Beatrice late the wife of the said 
Robert and Ins executrix and have shown her letters oi acquittance before 
the king in chancery, in the presence of (iilbert de Stayndrop, one of the 
executors of her will, and Gilbert acknowledged that payment in chancery, 
and they paid the remaining 20/. to John Lond, Robert's kinsman and 
heir on the eve of Whitsuntide, according to the form of the indenture, 
as John Lond has acknowledged in chancery ; the king notifies the mayor 
and sheriffs of the premises so that they shall not aggrieve John and Henry 
by reason of the said recognisance. 



May 5. 

Woodstock. 



June 0. 
Woodsfock. 



Membrane io</. 

Laurence de Merkyngfeld acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Lonndres 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Surrey. 

Enrolment of release by Henry Bond of co. Buckingham to Juliana late 
the wife of John Syward, citizen and 'stokfishmonger' of London, Nicholas 
Syward, Thomas Blod and William Everad, of all his right and claim in 
all the lands, rents, meadows and pastures which came to him by hereditary 
succession after John's death, in the town of Perteford, co. Kent. 
Witnesses: Walter Tonrk, Adam Bra bason, John de Gloncestre, Richard 
Smelt, William Kere. Dated at London on Friday in the feast of Whitsun- 
tide, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Henry came into chancery at London on 5 June and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Richard de Birton acknowledges that he owes to John, prior of 
St. Bartholomew's church, Smethefeld, London, 100s.; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

( 'ancelled t»i payment. 

Enrolment of release by Geoffrey Somery to John Somery son and heir 
of Richard Somery, knight, of all his right and claim in all the manor 
of Bygrave and in all the manor of Walhale, co. Hertford, and m 21/. rent 
in the soke of Mumby, co. Lincoln. Witnesses : John Sautre of Assewell, 
Joint Blonnwille, Robert de Alvcrton, William de Swanhind, Alexander 
Otewy. hated at London at Midsummer, 21 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that Geoffrej came into chancery at London on 8 June and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Memorandum that Master John de Ofibrd, sleet of Canterbury, the 

chancellor, died on 20 May, at Totenhall, near London, after sunset, and 
on the morrow, about the first hour, Master Andrew de Offord, his brother, 
left London with the great seal in a bag under his seal, to take it to the 
king, thee at Woodstock, and on 28 May the seal was delivered at the house 
of the friars preachers, London, in the chamber Oi the council there, by 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the king's chamberlain, m the presence of 
Sir Thomas de Sanoto Leodegario, knight, Sir Edmund de Grymesby, 

clerk, and of several other clerks of chancery, to Sir David de Wollcai S 
John tie Sanetu Paulo, Sir Thomas de Brayton and Sir Thomas de 

Ootyngham, to be kept until the king should order otherwise, and 
hearing Bartholomew's direction to them and having understood the k 
order, I Ins paused the bag containing the seal to be immediately opened 

sealed several writs und letters patent in that chamber. 



28 MDWAIil) 111. Part 1. 



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1349. 

May 80. 

Woodstock. 



May 26. 

Woo'l 



June 20. 
We t.miii iter. 



Mtuihraur 10'/ — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to take the pajih 
of Master Paul do Monte Florum that he will return to the Flete prison at 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, and that he will not eloign himself from 
London in the meantime, and to permit him to go freely until that 
quinzaine, and to cause his lands, goods and chattels, which they directed 
to be taken into the king's hand, to be delivered to him entire in the 
meantime, as the king ordered the keeper of the said prison to release Paul 
until the month of Easter last, upon his taking oath that he would not go 
far from the city and would be before the king and council at the said month 
to answer the things laid against him, and afterwards, because Paul 
admitted a day at the exchequer, to wit, Monday after the Ascension last, 
to satisfy the king for D139Z. 14s. 5/1. unlawfully received by him of the 
king's moneys, and to make fine with the king for divers trespasses 
committed by him, and he did not observe that day but delayed satisfaction 
of those debts, the king ordered the sheriffs of London and Middlesex, by 
writ of the exchequer, to attach him and have him before the treasurer and 
barons at Westminster on the morrow of Holy Trinity, to hear judgment 
for his contempt and to cause this said money to be made of his lands, 
goods and chattels, which they should have there to pay to the king ; and 
the king has pardoned Paul the said contempt. By p.s. [20240.] 

To the sheriffs of London and Middlesex. Order to supersede until the 
quinzaiue of Michaelmas next the execution of the king's order directing 
them to take Paul or his lands, goods and chattels, and to permit him to 
go free in the meantime, restoring to him any of his lands, goods and 
chattels which they have taken. By the same writ. 

Enrolment of deed addressed to all the sons of Holy Mother Church, 
testifying that whereas Master Robert de Treng and Richard de Medinenham 
and John son of John dc Byssheye were jointly enfeoffed by the charter of 
Master John Wyliot, son of Thomas Wyliot of Suthmymmes, of all his 
lands, rents and services in Suthmymmes, co. Middlesex, and in Byssheye, 
Langeleye, Watford, Caysho and the town of St. Albans, co. Hertford, 
and also in Hampthull, Maldon, Hornton, co. Bedford, and in certain other 
places in those counties, as is fully contained in his charter thereupon, and 
whereas Master Robert and John son of John have surrendered to Richard 
by their deeds all the estate which they held in the said lands, Richard has 
granted to Master Robert and to Master John Wyliot all the said lands 
with all their appurtenances. Witnesses: Sir Roger Lewkenore, knight, 
Henry Frowyk, John Durham, Thomas Frowyk, Adam Pouns, Thomas 
Derk, Walter Clerk, John atte Hegg. Dated at Suthmymmes on the eve 
of St. Barnabas, 2H Edward III. . 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at Westminster on 19 June, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the abbot and convent of Miichelnye. Request to grant to William 
de Okebourn, the king's clerk, such yearly pension as they ought to give to 
one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the abbot, until 
tiny provide him with a suitable benefice, informing the king of what they 
do in the matter by the bearer of these presents. I'>,y p.s. [201'.)!). 

Henry Picard of London, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to 
Tidemannus de Lymbergh of Almain, merchant, 500/. ; to Ik; levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 



June 15. 

V.'i. .t.min 



MEMBRANE !)'/ 
John Hervy, citizen of London, acknowledges that 



prince of Wales, 1000/. 



ie owe,, to Edward, 
to be levied etc. in the city of London. 



86 



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I .ijq Membrane 9<l — runt. 

June 12. John tie Sutton, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Fifhide 
Woodstook. 10 marks ; to he levied etc. in co. Nottingham. 



June 1G. 
Westminster. 

June 17. 
Westminster. 



June 10. 
Woodstock. 



June 12. 

Woodstock. 



June 14. 

Westminster. 



June 16. 

Westminster. 



June 22. 
Westminster. 



June 1. 
Westminster. 



June 27. 

Westminster. 



July 8. 
Clarendon. 



-Inly 8. 
Clarendon. 



John de Insula, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Bello 
Campo 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Cambridge. 

John Gavelok acknowledges that he owes to Master Andrew de Ofl'ord 
100 marks ; to he levied etc. in co. Cambridge. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Isabel late the wife of Simon Rote, citizen and skinner of London, 
Arnald Rote, Simon's son, and Juliana his wife, acknowledge that they 
owe to David de Wolloure, clerk, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Surrey. 

( '(Duelled on payment. 

The same Isabel, Arnald and Juliana acknowledge that they owe to the 
said David 100/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

The same Isabel, Arnald and Juliana acknowledge that they owe to the 
said David 50/.; to be levied as aforesaid. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

The same Isabel, Arnald and Juliana acknowledge that they owe to the 
said David 50/. ; to be levied etc. as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

To Walter de Frompton of Bristol. Order to be before the king and his 
council at Westminster on the quinzaine of Midsummer next to answer 
certain things that will be laid against him, and further to do and receive 
what shall then be ordained. By K. 

Ralph de Houton, parson of Morston church, diocese of Canterbury, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Hokesworth, clerk, 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in co. Kent. 

Memorandum that Stephen de Cosyngton and Richard de Stone came 
before the council at London on 29 June and mainperned to have John de 
Frenyngham before the council when required to answer for maintaining 
John Coilepeper who intruded into the hospital of Maulestan, whereof the 
collation pertains to the king by reason of the archbishopric of Canterbury, 
void and in the king's hand, and impeded Richard de Norwico, the kin 
clerk, on whom the king conferred that hospital, from being inducted to 
the possession thereof. 

To the abbot and foment of St. Mary's, York. Request to admit M 
John de Barton, the king's yeoman, to that house, and to afford him such 
maintenance for life as Ralph leWayte lias there, as Ralph has granted Ins 
estate in that abbey to John. By p.s 

George Vynoent of VVestasahton acknowledges that he owes to William 

atte l'Vnn of Suthwerk 100s. ; to he levied, in default of payment, ol his 

lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Arnold Bernard of Gasooigne acknowledges that he owe-, to Henry 
Palmere, of London, vintner, anil to Matthew Palmer 15/.; to be le> 
etc. in the city of London. 



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1349. 



June 20. 
Westminster 



June 19. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE Hd. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by Jordan Barentyn to Sir Warin 
Trussell, William Trussell the younger, knights, and John Lowell to 
receive seisin in his name of all the tenements which come to him by 
hereditary right in the towns of Kanefeld, Little Eston, Herstede, 
Halstede, Borham and Tillebiry with all their appurtenances in co. Essex, 
and in the town of Raveneston, co. Buckingham. Dated at London on 
Wednesday after St. Barnabas, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Jordan came into chancery at London on 28 June, 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Michael de Ponynges, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
earl of Arundel 200Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Stephen de Cusynton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nigel 
Loryng, knight, 210 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

John Gessyng is sent to the prior and convent of Andevere, to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as John de Gaddeby, deceased, 
had there at the king's request. By p.s. [20310.] 

Ralph, yeoman of the king's napery, if sent to the abbot and convent 
of St. James, Northampton, to receive such maintenance in that house as 
John de Dunstal, deceased, had there at the king's request. 

By p.s. [20339.] 

John de Godesfeld acknowledges that he owes to Henry earl of Lancaster 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the city of London. 

William de Lound, parson of Hendon church, diocese of London, 
acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Nevill, knight, 20 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in co. Middlesex. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Edmund de Hemgrave, knight, acknowledges that -he owes to Robert de 
i'fford, earl of Suffolk 20£. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

June 18. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the following to lie proclaimed 

Westminster, and observed in that county : as a great part of the people, especially of 
labourers and Serjeants, is dead in this pestilence, and some seeing the 
necessity of lords and the scarcity of Serjeants will not serve unless they 
receive excessive wages, the king has ordained that every man and woman 
under sixty who does not live by trade or by exercising any craft or having 
wherewith to live or their own land with wbose culture they may employ 
themselves, and not serving another, shall be bound to serve him who 
requires them, and shall receive the wages which were customary in the 
'20th year of the reign, or in the five or six preceding years, provided that 
the lord be preferred before others in their bondmen or tenants so that they 
retain no more than are necessary, and if they will not serve; when required, 
this being proved by two lawful men before the sheriff, bailiff, lord or 
constable of the town, they shall be put in gaol and kept there until they 
find security to serve, and if any workman, being retained, depart from the 
I i . ice b lore the end of the term agreed upon without reasonable cause or 



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88 CALEMDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

ion) Membrane 8d—cont. 

lioenoe, be shall suffer imprisonment, and no one shall receive him or 
retain him in service upon the same penalty ; no one shall promise to pay 
or exact, higher wages than aforesaid upon pain of double of what is paid 
or exacted to him who feels himself aggrieved or to anyone who shall sue 
in the court of the lord of the place where the event took place ; if the 
lords of towns or manors do contrary to this ordinance, suit shall he made 
against them in the wapentakes, trithings or other royal courts for the 
penalty of the triple of what was paid hy them, and if anyone has 
covenanted for grant wages before this ordinance he shall not be bound 
to pay more than is customary, and shall not do so, upon the aforesaid 
penalty; saddlers, skinners, whitetawers. cordwainers. tailors, smiths, 
carpenters, masons, tilers, shipwrights, carters and all other artificers shall 
not take for their labour more than they received in the said 20th year in 
the places where they worked, and if anyone receives more he shall be 
committed to gaol as aforesaid ; butchers, fishmongers, hostelers, brewers, 
bakers, pulteis and all other vendors of victuals shall be hound to sell their 
victuals for a reasonable price, with reference to the price in neighbouring 
places, so that they do not exceed a moderate profit, as the distance from 
which the victuals are brought may require, and if anyone sells them other- 
wise he shall pay the double of what he received to the party damnified or 
in default to any other who sues, and the mayors and bailiffs of cities and 
other places shall have power to enquire concerning offenders, and to inflict 
the penalties, and if they neglect to do so, they shall be compelled to pay 
triple the thing sold to the person damnified or in default, to any other 
party sueing, and also punished, and as many beggars refuse to labour so 
long as they may live by begging, no one, upon pain of imprisonment shall 
give alms to such as can labour, so that they may be compelled to work for 
their necessary living. By K. and all the Council. 

[Statutes of the Realm i. 807.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid. 

To W. bishop of Winchester. Bequest to cause the premises to be pro- 
claimed in all the churches and other places of his dioc< - tit, 
ordering the rectors, vicars of churches and his other subordinates to induce 
their parishioners to work and to keep the said ordinances and to moderate 
the stipendiary chaplains of his diocese, who also will not serve without 
excessive wages, and compel them to serve for the accustomed wage, upon 
pain of suspension and interdict. Bj K. and all the Council. 

[Ibid.] 

The like to all the bishops of England and to the guardian of the 
spirituality of the archbishopric of Canterbury, during the voidanee. 
[Ibid.] 

Memorandum that on Tuesday, lt> June, David do Woilore, keeper of 
the chancery rolls, brought the great seal, which was in the custody of 
himself and other clerks of chancery after the death of Master John de 
Offord, elect of Canterbury, the chancellor, about the thud hour, in the 
newly made privy chamber at Westminster, between the chamber of the 
council and chapter annexed thereto, and delivered it to the king in the 
presence of John, bishop of St. Davids, Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the 

chamberlain, Richard Talbot, the steward, and (iuyde Bryan, and the king 

immediately delivered it to the said bishop, whom he appointed chancellor. 
Fadera.] 

June 18. To the sheriff of Ibickiuyham. Order to supersede th< Uts find 

mm i.i. outlawry against Roger Fouke, parson of Bhipton upon dun-well church, 

as he has shown the king that although he satisfied William de ~ .mil 



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for a trespass committed upon him, yet he is placed in exigent to be 
outlawed by process before t'ne justices of the Bench, at William's suit, 
and he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and William has 
acknowledged in chancery that Roger has satisfied him for the said 
trespass. 

June 27. Stephen de Cusyngton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Philip de 

w i .tminster. Lymbury, knight, •100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

June 20. To. J. bishop of Carlisle. Order to hasten to London will all speed, to 

Westminster, speak with the council upon some things that will be communicated to him, 
and further to do and receive what shall be there agreed. By K. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to Thomas de Rokeby, sheriff of York. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

July 10. Brother John, prior of Bermundeseye, acknowledges that he owes to 

Clarendon. John Besevill of London 21 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 
Cancelled on payment. 

John de la Ryvere, knight, lord of Tormerton, acknowdedges that he 
owes to Gilbert le Despenser, knight, iOOl. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

The same John acknowdedges that he owes to the said Gilbert S001. : 
to be levied as aforesaid. 

The same John acknowledges that he owes to the said Gilbert 200?. ; to 
be levied as aforesaid. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Sir John de la Ryvere, 
lord of Tormerton, is bound by law merchant to Gilbert le Despenser in 
600Z. and by the three preceding recognisances, in 100/., 300Z. and 200/., 
Gilbert grants that if John pay him in the church of St. Martin le Grand, 
London, in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 550 marks, then the said 
law merchant and the recognisances shall be null, but otherwise they shall 
remain in force. Witnesses : Thomas de Brayton, clerk, John de Horwode, 
John Bole, John de Briklesworth. John atte Belle. Dated at London on 
12 July, 23 Edward III. French. 

Memorarulum that both John and Gilbert came into chancery at the 
church of St. Mary de la Stronde without the bar of the New Temple, 
London, on 12 July, and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

July 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede the demand made upon the 

Clarendon, barons of the Cinque Ports or upon the men of the members of those ports 
for any portion of a fine made by the community of co. Kent before 
Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, last justices in eyre in that county, 
for the cessation of that eyre, until Martinmas next, so that after the affair 
has hern discussed, the king may cause what is right to lie done, as the 
barons have shown the king by their petition that although they 
have such liberties by divers charters of the kings, to wit that they 
are not bound to contribute to any taxation or tallage granted by the 
community of the realm, to he placed in assizes or juries or to come before 
the justice in eyre in any county by reason of their forinsec lands, or to 
plead or be impleaded in any place except their court of Shepweye and this 
before their warden, which Liberties they have enjoyed from the time of 



90 



CALENDAR OF CLOSL ROLLS. 



1349. 



July 22. 
Clarendon. 



July 28. 
Clarendon 



July 81. 
Marlborough. 



Membrane 1<I — eowt. 

the making of the said charters, yet they and the said men are distrained 
to contribute to the said fine by reason of their forinsec lands, whereupon 
they have besought the king to provide a remedy, and the king has ordered 
•I. bishop of St. David's, the chancellor, to take information whether the 
barons ought to be quit of the fine by the general words in their said 
charters, without express mention thereof being made therein, and if so 
whether the grant extends to their forinsec and newly acquired lands, to 
the prejudice of the king and his people. By p.s. [20415, 20446.] 

Enrolment of release by William de Hynton juxta Brakkele to Mary 
countess of Norfolk and marshal of England, and to John de Cohhani, her 
son, of all his right and claim in all the manors, lands, meadows, pastures. 
rents, homages, escheats, reliefs, aids, tallages, mills, ponds, hanks, rever- 
sions, villeinages, ditches, fisheries and all profits with advowsonsof churches, 
which belonged to Ralph de Wedon, knight, and which ought to come to 
him by hereditary right, to wit, in cos. Buckingham, Bedford, Hertford, 
Northampton and Leicester. Witnesses ; Sir John de la Hay, parson of 
Weston church, John de Brews, John Ayngnel, Roger de Potenham, John 
de Aumodesham. Dated at Coldkenyngton on Thursdav hefore St. Margaret, 
23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at London on 20 July and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs of cities and boroughs, lords and masters 
of ships, mariners and keepers of passages across the sea and to all the 
king's other ministers and lieges. Order to cause brother Richard de 
Bensevall, monk of the abbey of St. Mary, Bee Herlewin in Normandy, who 
has stayed for some time in England, and who is about to cross to that abbey, 
his superior house, by the king's licence, to stay there, to have a suitable 
sea passage for himself and a fellow monk, and for his household, horses 
and equipments, at his own cost, defending them from undue harm, 
provided that they make no apportion contrary to the statute. By C. 

William Burton of Rikal is sent to the prior and convent of Burstall to 
receive such maintenance in that house for life as John de Coventre. 
deceased, had there at the king's request. By p.s. 

William son of Nicholas Lovel acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Weston, clerk, 00/. ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Simon de Sibethorp lately 
granted to Thomas de Sibethorp, parson of Bekyngham church, founder of 
the chapel of St. Mary, Sibethorp, and of the chantry therein, that he might 
assign all the lands and rents in Sihethorp, Suvston and Hokesworth, 
which he acquired of Elias son of William de Middelton and of William, 
Elias's son and heir, of John de Congham of Hokesworth, Alice sister and 
heir of Robert Adam, Henry atte Kowes of Sihethorp, John de Aslacton, 
the elder, William son of William de Sihethorp of EylestOU and of Robert 
de Edwaltoil of Bokes worth, and which were held of Simon, to the k< 
of the said oh ape] and chantry, notwithstanding the statute of mortmain ; 
and Thomas, h\ \ utile of the licence of the king and of Simon and of 
others concerned, assigned the said lands and rents to Sir John • 
chaplain, keeper of the said chapel and chantry, l>\ charter, to hold in 
frank almoin, Simon has ratified and continued the said grant, only 

to himself the rent of the said lands which belonged to William CM 
Middelton and Robert Adam. Witnesses: Sir (ieoffrej de Staunton ami 



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Sir John de Vaux, knights; John de Shelton, Thomas son of Gilbert de 
Sibethorp, William son of John, Geoffrey Bythclane, Hugh de Sancto 
Paulo. Dated at Sibethorp on 25 July, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that on 4 August Simon came to Sibethorp, co. Nottingham, 
before Thomas de Sibethorp, clerk, to whom the king gave power by writ 
to receive his acknowledgment, and acknowledged the preceding deed, 
which writ is on the files among the writs of dedimus potestatem of this year. 



July 8. 
Clarendon 



July 3. 
Westminster. 



July 14. 
Clarendon 



July 6. 
Woodstock. 



July 9. 

Clarendon. 



July 7. 
( lareridon. 



July G. 
Clarendon. 



May 20. 

Woo'l 



July 11. 
Clarendon. 



MEMBRANE Q,l. 

Nicholas son of Gregory Ethoun of Gillyngham and Thomas Iweyn 
acknowledge that they owe to John Bolle, skinner of London, 40 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place. Order to release Richard Barry from the Tower, without 
delay, as the king ordered the constable to certify him of the cause of Richard's 
detention there, and the one supplying the constable's place returned that 
Richard de Melchebourn, who had a commission of the king to arrest all 
who detained the coket seal in all the ports of England, and to bring them 
to the Tower, had taken Richard Barry for that cause and delivered him to 
be kept safely in the Tower, and JohnMalewayn, the king's merchant, has 
acknowledged in chancery for himself and his fellows, merchants to whom 
the king ordered the coket seal to be delivered, or to the collectors of 
customs in that port, that Richard Barry delivered the coket seal to the 
collectors in the name of the merchants, in accordance with the king's 
order. 

John de Chelfham acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, 
clerk, 100-n. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Devon. 

( ancdled on payment. 

Henry de la Nayse is sent to the prior and convent of Wenlok to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as Richard de Hampton, deceased, 
had there at the king's request. By p.s. [20417.] 

Alexander le Bakere is sent to the abbot and convent of Redyng to 
receive such maintenance in that house for life as John de Lacy, deceased, 
had there at the king's request. By p.s. [20430.] 

Richard William of Cotyngham is sent to the prior and convent of 
Tetford to receive such maintenance in that houses for life as William de 
Covyntre, deceased, had there at the king's request. By p.s. [20420.] 

John de Merlawe is sent to the abbot and convent of St. Osith to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as John de Modesprot, deceased, 
had there at the king's request. By p.s. [20418.] 

Richard le Carpenter is sent to the prior and convent of Caresbrok to 
receive such maintenance in that house for life as Walter de Wircestre, 
dec* ased, had there at the lung's request. By p.s. [201U4.] 

Paul del Eawerie is sent, to the prior and convent of Brackele to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as Lewis leCharetter, deceased, had 

there at the king's request. By p.s. [2042G.] 



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July $8. Thomas de Whatsancl acknowledges that he owes i<> David de Wollore, 

ularendoa. clerk, 50Z. ; lo be levied, in default of payment, of his lands ami chattels in 
• co. York. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

July 2(>. John de Moubray, lord of llaxyhohn, and Soger de Hewyk, knight, 

Clarendon, acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Kyslyngbury, citizen and draper 
of London, 1*20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Sir Thomas de 
Rokeby, appointed justiciary In Ireland, testifying that whereas the king 
".rants that Thomas shall he quickly paid in Ireland for his fee as justiciary 
for twenty men at arms and twenty archers on horse, with 500/., and his 
people shall he viewed by the treasurer of Ireland for the time beint^, once 
or twice a quarter, to know if he has the full number and if they are 
mounted and armed as befits their estate, and because the land of Ireland is 
not in good plight or in good peace Thomas shall have with him out of 
England twenty other men at arms, four being knights, and forty archers 
on horse, for a quarter of a year, the better to establish the peace of the 
land on his going thither ; and he shall be paid wages for twenty days in 
England, before his departure, for all the said people, to wit, of 78/., 
and also when a quarter has passed after his arrival he shall only keep at 
the king's cost in Ireland the twenty men at arms and twenty archers 
and shall be content with his fee, unless he be pressed by the Irish 
enemies or others who make war against the king there, and then, by 
advice of the chancellor, treasurer and others of the council m Ireland, 
he shall have twenty or thirty men at arms in addition and forty 
or fifty archers, at the king's wages, for the time of an expedition 
to bridle the enemies, but it is not the king's intention that he have such 
increase except by good advice and for the necessary time, and that Thomas 
be paid 402. down to allow ships for the passage of himself and his retinue 
in the north to Ireland, and that he have allowance of his revenue in 
England when he shall be removed from the office of justiciary for his 
passage back, and he shall be paid 100/. before going for his equipment 
(apparail) and for the reward of twenty men at arms and forty arcbi 
whom he will have with him for the quarter, and for the great costs which 
he will incur, of the king's gift, and 300Z. shall be assigned to him upon the 
issues of the shrievalty of York and the iims winch have been made before 
William de Thorp and his fellows, justices in that county, in their last 
session, in part payment of the debt winch the king owes to him, ami 
warrant shall be sent to the treasurer of Ireland to pay him his fee as 
justiciary and also for the men at arms and archers with him, for the 
quarter and for the additional men whom he will have sometimes by the 
advice of the council, to make expeditions to arrest the malice of enemies, 
and he shall have Buch power by his commission as other justiciaries hi 
had before him, and after a year, if his fee be not paid to him, he D 
return to England, so that he warn the king and council beforehand to 
appoint another justiciary in his place, and he will In- ready with all his 
retinue at the sea, to pass, at Michaelmas next. Dated at Lyndhurst on 
17 -Inly. French. Bj p.s. KM 

,| u |y 25 To William Basset and his fellow s. justices of aSSJ e in eo. Northuinlvr 

Clarendon land. Whereas John son of John de Eure, knight, lately arramed an 

assize of mort d'aneestor against John de Eseb) for the manor of 
Caherton Darreyns, and although it was alleged before the just 



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that the manor had heen taken into the king's hand by reason of 
certain debts in which Robert Darreyns was hound to the king for the 
time when he was sheriff of that county, and that John sun of John 
had arramed that assize hy collusion between him and John de Eseby, his 
serjeant, to defraud the king of his due and to disinherit Robert's son and 
heir, a minor in the king's wardship, seeking that they should not proceed 
to take that assize without consulting the king, for the said reasons, yet the 
justices have taken that assize by pretext of certain forged writs, as fully 
appears by the transcripts sent by them to chancery by the king's order, 
delivered to them by John son of John, and intend to proceed to render 
judgment thereon, as the king is informed : the king therefore orders the 
justices to supersede until further order the rendering of judgment upon 
the verdict of the said assize, obtained by those forged writs. By C. 



July 8. 
Clarendon. 



July 10. 
I n'lori. 



Membrane $d. 

Enrolment of indenture made between brother Philip de Thame, prior of 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the brethren of 
that Hospital of the one part and Thomas son of John Daunay of Crosseby 
Gerard, of the other part, testifying that whereas Thomas holds of the 
prior and brethren all the lands which formerly belonged to Adam son of 
Gamellus de Eglisfeld in Dubwra, and also all the lands which John de 
Boyvill formerly held of the prior's predecessors in Caldkeldwra by fealty 
and by the service of rendering 5*. yearly to the prior and brethren at 
St. Bartholomew and 6s. 8'/. at every change of tenant, and Thomas and 
all other tenants of those lands have held them of the prior and brethren 
from time out of mind, and the prior and brethren were seised of the said 
services as of the right of the Hospital by the hands of such tenants, until 
ten years ago, and for Thomas's merits and for 5*. paid to them for the 
rent of the last year, they pardoned Thomas all the arrears of that rent, 
for which pardon Thomas promised to do all the said services. Dated at 
Clerkenwell near London in the celebration of the chapter of the prior and 
brethren on Tuesday after SS. Peter and Paul, 2.3 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the prior and Thomas came into chancery at London 
on 3 July and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William de Lound, parson of 
Bendon church, diocese of London, is bound to Hugh de Nevill, knight, in 
20 marks by a recognisance made in chancery to be paid at Martinmas 
next, Hugh grants that if William pay him 10 marks at the said feast, then 
the recognisance for 2D marks shall be null and void, but if not, it shall 
remain in force. Dated at London on the day of St. Alhan the Martyr, 
22 June, 28 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Hugh came into chancery at London on 22 June and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Master Thomas Mynyot, clerk, is nominated to the abbess and convent 

of St. Mary's, Winchester, to receive a yearly pension from that house by 

ion of the new creation of the abbess, until they shall provide him with 

an ecclesiastical benefice. By p.s. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit William 
Pouche to pursue certain affairs of Queen Pbilippa without hindrance until 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, by a mainprise, as the king lately 
ordered them to release William from the Plete prison, where he was 



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Westminster 



"jQ^g Membrane 5<I — cont. 

detained for a debt due to the King, until the quin/.aine of Hilary following, 
by a mainprise, and afterwards, beoause William set out to parts beyond 
the sea for certain affairs of Queen Philippa, by a mainprise found in 
chancery, the king ordered them to permit him to pursue those affairs 
until the quinzaine of Midsummer last, and be is now about to set out 
again to the said parts on divers affairs of the queen, and be has found 
before the king in chancery John de Bedeford, John de Chevele, Simon 
atte Grene, Richard de Wedon and Willam de Brounesweld of the city of 
London, who have mainperned to have him before the treasurer and barons 
on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next By p.s. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to release John Lenglish from prison, 
although the king ordered them to receive him from Richard de Mershton, 
the king's Serjeant at arms, and keep him in prison until further order, as 
they took him tor certain trespasses and excesses and sent him before the 
council, and Charles de Blois, at whose suit he is detained in prison, has 
interceded for him. By C. 

July 16 To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order 

Clarendon, t De hefore the treasurer and barons of the exchequer on the morrow of 
Michaelmas next, with the names of all who have died since Michaelmas 
last and who held in chief, and of those holding of the king, together with 
the transcripts of the inquisitions taken thereupon, to certify the king of 
the premises and further to do and receive what shall then be determined, 
as the king has learned that several persons who held in chief have died, 
upon whom inquisitions ought to be taken of their lands, and have not 
been taken, whereby he has lost the profits and custody of their lands and 
of the marriages of some of the heirs. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. 

William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. 

Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. 

Aymer fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. 

John Dabernoun, escheator in co. Cornwall. 

Thomas de Frembaud, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

John Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. 

Thomas Gary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 

Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. 

Richard Danseye, escheator in co. Hereford and the march of \Y;> 

John de Wyndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. 

Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. 

Leo de Per ton, escheator in co. Worcester. 

Thomas de Hoo, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. 

Robert de Hadham, escheator in co. Middlesex. 

John de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. 

Guy de Seintcler, escheator in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon. 

William de Middleton, escheator m cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Saier de Etocheford, escheator in COS. Lincoln and Rutland. 

John de \'au\, escheator in cos. Nottingham ami Derby, 

Thomas de Rokebv , eseheator in eo. York. 

Thomas de Luoy, esoheatox in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and 

Lancaster. 
John de Clifford, escheator in eo. Northumberland. 

Aug. 16. John Kele, clerk, is nominated to the abbot ami convent of OsolvestOD, 

Westminster, to receive a yearly pension from that house by reason of the new 

creation of the abbot, until the} provide him with an ecclesiastical benefit 



23 EDWARD III. Part I 



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1349. 

July 21. 
Coife. 



Aug. 1. 

Eltham. 



Aug. 5. 
Marlborough,, 



Aug. 4. 
Marlborough. 



Aug. 2. 

Eltham. 



Aug. 22. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 21. 
Westmifl 



MEMBRANE 4</. 

Thomas Frost is sent to the ahbot and convent of Michelneye to receive 
such maintenance in that house for life as John Fogheler, deceased, had 
there. By p.s. [20188. J 

Peter Alnemouth of Knyghtebrigg acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
de Sudbury and John de Dodecote 40Z. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Codyngton, parson of Beghton church, diocese of Norwich, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Codyngton, parson of Weston 
I nderegge church, 60-v. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Henry de Frowyk of co. Middlesex acknowledges that he owes to Andrew 
Aubreye, citizen of London, 200 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

To Adam Wayte of Bongeye, Robert de Bongeye and Ralph late bailiff 
of Nicholas del Castel of Hornyngtoft. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, 
to have all the money levied and collected by Nicholas of the triennial tenth 
and fifteenth granted in co. Norfolk for the first year at Westminster on 
the morrow of the Assumption next, to be delivered to the treasurer and 
chamberlains there, knowing that if they do not come the king will cause 
them to be imprisoned for their rebellion and their lands taken into his 
hands, and he will have them punished in an exemplary manner, as divers 
sums which Nicholas collected as one of the collectors of the said tenth and 
fifteenth have come into their hands with the lands, goods and chattels 
which belonged to him at his death, as has been testified before the king 
and his council by those in whom he has confidence, for which sums answer 
should have been made to the king and this has not yet been done. 

By K. and C. 

To Edmund de Beconesthorp, one of the collectors in co. Norfolk of the 
triennial tenth and fifteenth granted, for the first year. Order, upon pain 
of forfeiture, to have all the sums of money collected by him at Westminster 
on the morrow of the Assumption next, to be delivered to the treasurer and 
chamberlains there, knowing that if he does not come, the king will cause 
him to be imprisoned and punished in an exemplary manner and his lands 
to be seised into the kind's hand, as he detains divers sums of that money 
in his possession, for which he ought to have answered at certain terms, 
long since past. 

John son of .John J irokcys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Bernard 
Brokeys, his brother, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Thomas de Scalariis, knight, acknowledges that he owes to brother Philip 
de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, 
1 10/. 6*. Hit. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Cambridge. 

i 'ancelled <m payment. 

Hugh de Berewyk acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Normanvill 
20 marks ; to be levied etc. in eo, Oxford. 
< 'ancell.i <l mi payment, 



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1349. 

Aug. 10. To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenae. Order, upon pain of 

Marlborough, forfeiture to cause a certain ship and the (i sacks of wool and divers other 

eustomable goods and merchandise laded therein, arrested by them as 

forfeit to the king because the wool was not coketted or customed, to be 

kept safely until further order. Bj K. and C. 

To John de Spalding and John Male, bailiffs of Lenne. Like order, 
' mutatis mutandis.' By K. and C. 

Aug. '21. William de Cantihrpo, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 

Westminster. Thoreshy, clerk, 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. — The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

May 12. To the bailiffs of Ravenserode. Order to deliver to Herman Conredale, 

Woodstock. Gobelus Garnefelt, Lambert de Borken, Ertmarus Wetiler, Herman 
Levedighere and Herder de Standen, a ship called 'Pahmdagh' of Lubyk 
with the goods and merchandise therein, as the king ordered the bailiffs, by 
reason of the plundering of a ship of William de Lethenay called ' Irodetcyn ' 
said to have been committed by Juertus de Brug, Henry Pape, Ralph 
Biscop and Fretherieus Stene of Lubyk, and several other malefactors of 
parts beyond, to arrest all the goods and merchandise of the said Juertus 
and others indicted of that offence, up to the sum of 1">0 marks and to keep 
them safely until further order, and the bailiffs returned that by virtue of 
that order they arrested the said ship Palmedayh with certain boats and 
tackle pertaining thereto, whereof John ('rouse is master, and the 
goods and chattels of men of Lubyk found therein, to wit : lisb. oil, 
timber to cut {bord aeuper) and hides to the value of 150 marks of the goods 
of Juertus, Henry, Ralph and Frethericus, and now Herman Conredale 
and the others, appearing in chancery have asserted that they are of the 
Hanse hall of the Almains (iluutnniconun), London, to whom it is granted 
by royal charters that they shall be maintained in all the liberties and free 
customs which they have enjoyed in the realm, and that they or then- 
goods shall not be arrested for any debt of which they are not guarantors 
or principals or for any trespass done by others, and the goods and 
merchandise so arrested are their own and not of Juertus and the others, 
and they offer to prove this, seeking that the goods may be dearrested and 
delivered to them ; and William, appearing before the king has asserted 
that the goods are those of Juertus and the others and not of Herman and 
the others, and offers to verify this, beseeching the king to cause that 
verification to be admitted and that the goods may remain under arrest m 
the mean time ; and the king gave a. day to the parlies to be before him in 
chancery on the quin/.aine of Michaelmas next, to do and receive what 
should then be determined, and Herman and the others have found before 
the king John Syward, John de Wcsenham, Tydeinannus de l.yndvrgh, 
John Colon, Tydeinannus Coufot and Roger de banc la , who h 
mainperned to restore the value of the goods and merchandise bo arrested 
to William if it be adjudged that they ought to be delivered to bun. 

On the same day Juertus, lleiny, Ralph and Frethericus came before 
the king in chancery, offering to stand to right upon the premises and 
seeking to be admitted to the said proof, and upon this William de 
Lethenay, alter being solemnly summoned, did not OOme, wherefore it 
considered that the said goods and merchandise shall remain with Juertus, 
Henry, Ralph and FretheriOUS to do their pleasure therewith, and that 

they and their mainpernors shall be discharged. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



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1349. 

July 30. 
Clarendon. 



Aug. 10. 

Marlborough. 



Aug. 12. 
Clarendon. 



Aug. 15. 
Mortlake. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE ))<l. 

James de Bureford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de la 
Pole, the elder, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

To Th. archbishop of Canterbury or to his vicar-general in his absence 1 . 
Order to cause all the goods and chattels which belonged to Thomas de 
Usflet, clerk, at his death in his prebend in the chapel of Suthmallyng or 
in the houses pertaining thereto, to be sequestrated and so detained until 
the king has ordered the repair of the defects in the manors, houses and 
other possessions pertaining to the king's free chapel of St. Martin le Grand, 
London, which Thomas held, as the king has learned by certain inquisitions 
taken by certain lieges that there are great defects in the said chapel of 
St. Martin and in the said houses etc. through the neglect of Thomas, 
which ought of right to be repaired of his goods and chattels. 

Roger Daungervill acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Oleby, parson 
of Ryton church, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Thomas de Sibethorp, parson 
of Bekyngham church, granted to John son of Reginald de Aslacton, knight, 
the elder, 10 marks yearly rent to be received for life of his manor of Sibethorp, 
which John, by a fine levied in the king's court at Westminster on the 
octaves of Trinity, 20 Edward III, acknowledged to be Thomas's right of 
his gift, and released that manor to him, and further Thomas granted that 
if the said rent was in arrear John might distrain for it, and he afterwards 
granted the manor to Sir John Cosyn, chaplain, keeper of the chapel of 
St. Mary, Sibethorp, and of the chantry there, and to his successors, for 
celebrating divine service there, John son of Reginald, for a certain sum of 
money paid down by Thomas and the said keeper, has released to the keeper 
the said yearly rent and all action by reason thereof. Witnesses : Sir Geoffrey 
de Staunton, knight, Sir Robert de Rampton, and Sir Robert de Bilsthorp, 
chaplains, Robert de Meaux, William de Grantham, clerk. Dated at 
Aslacton on Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 
28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John son of Reginald came into chancery at West- 
minster on 10 August and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Burcs, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Bcdeford, 
citizen and skinner of London, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of pay- 



ment, of his lands and chattels in co. 



Surrey. 



Edmund de Bolestrode acknowledges that he owes to John de Walkyngton, 
knight, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Sir John Brocays, knight, to Hugh 
de Berewyk and Isabel his wife, of all the lands, meadows, woods, pastures, 
renl and services called 'le Billond,' in Braye, as he held them of the gift 
and enfeoffment of William Jordan, the younger. Witnesses: Sir William 
I Sir John Brocays, Sir John de Feneles, knights, Thomas do 

Foxlee and Hugh de Norman ville. Dated at Braye on Wednesday after 
the Assumption, %'> Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 20 August and 
lowledged the preceding chart* i 



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a 



98 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 10. 
Stanley . 



Aug. 27. 
Westminster, 



May 2G. 

Woodstock . 



Aug. 28. 

Westminster. 



Membrane Sd — cunt. 

William de Clynton, earl of Buntyngdon, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard, earl of Arundel, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

To John Baltisberwe. Order to he before the king and his council at 
London on the morrow of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist next, 
to answer certain things that will he laid against him and further to do 
and receive what will then be ordained. Ry p.s. [20540. 

The like to the following, to wit : — ■ 

Reginald le Frenssh. 

William Betisleye. 

John de Wryngton. 

Robert Sandres, 'touker.' 

John Howes. 

William Everard. 

Walter Cobbe. 

Nicholas Free. 

Matthew Seward. 

John Osbern. 

Robert de Cheddre. 

Thomas Roules of Frome. 

Walter Donkirton of Frome. 

John Evelot of Shipton Malet. 

Adam de Myteford. 

John Sutton, keeper of the fairs of Pridy. 

John Roper of Welles. 

Simon de Swanlond, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Lovel 
of Dalle iOl. ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Middlesex. 

Cancelled <>>i payment. 

To the abbot and convent of Rameseye. Request to grant to David de 
Wollore, the king's clerk, such yearly pension from that honor as they owe 
to one of the king's clerks, by reason of the new creation of the abbot, until 
they provide him with a suitable benefice, informing the king of what they 
do by the hearer of these presents. 

Stephen de Cosyngton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Master 

William de Epworth, clerk, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

The same Stephen acknowledges that he owes to William de Retford, 
clerk of the king's great wardrobe, 10/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 



MEMBRANE '2,1. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king, of the one part, and 
Walter de Chiriton of London, Thomas de Swanlond and tullvrt de 
Wendlyngburgh, of the other part, testifying that whereas the king on 

•.' \!.i\ last, released to Walter, Thomas and Gilbert all the customs and 
subsidies due in all the ports of England, except the customs of wine, from 
Michaelmas then following, to the end of three years, renderi IXHW. 

each year under the terms of an agreement made thereupon, and Uv 
they had in.t fully kept that agreement, and the king seeing the mort ) 



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1349. 



Membrane %l — cont. 



increase so that they will not be able to ensure the performance of the 
agreement without greater security, caused the customs and subsidies to 
be taken into his hand, and closed the cokets in all the ports not with the 
intention of wronging them or any other, and now the king, of his favour, 
has granted to them the said customs and subsidies of wool, hides and wool- 
fells and the little custom of Bd. the pound, for the said ferm, except the 
ancient custom of wool, hides and wool-fells which William de la Pole has 
in the port of Hull, so that they shall find security to perform the said 
agreements ; and they came before the council to wit : the elect of Canter- 
bury, the chancellor, the bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, the earls of 
Warwick and Arundel, Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh, Master Simon de 
Islep, clerk of the privy seal, Sir Guy de Brian, Roger de Beauchamp, Sir 
John de Seint Poul and others, at Westminster, in the new chamber next 
the receipt of the exchequer, ordained for the council, on Tuesday, 21 April, 
after the close of Easter last, Thomas de Melchbourne, William de 
Melchbourne, Hugh de Ulseby, John Hervy, Philip de Ratheby, Adam 
Tirwhit of Beverle, Richard Barry, Nicholas atte Welle, Walter Prest of 
Melton, Nicholas de Wendlesworth, John Bole of Nicole, Thomas de 
Lyndeseye, Thomas Perle, John Malew r ayn, Robert de Thomeye, Thomas 
Spicer of Jernemuth, Robert de Penreth of Newcastle, Richard de Melche- 
bourn, Richard de Sletholm, John de Bedetord, John de Kelleshull, W T illiam 
de Dersham, John de Rypoun, John de Northburgh, Nicholas de Swanlond, 
William de Neweton of Ipswich, William de Grantham, William de 
Roderham of Nottingham, Thomas Gisors, Gilbert de Mitford of New- 
castle, Thomas Flemmyng of Newcastle and William de Burgh of York 
and have undertaken for Walter, Thomas and Gilbert to perform the said 
agreements, to wit, that on the morrow 7 of Trinity next the king will be 
served by those merchants with 3,000 marks, and on the eve of Midsummer 
following, which is the end of the first quarter, with 7,000 marks, and of all 
the remainder for the first quarter beyond the fees assigned for Easter 
term last, that will pay to the exchequer what will amount in all to 11,5007. 
for the quarter, beyond 1,000?. whereof they shall have an alloAvance in 
each quarter to surrender so many patents of true debts and that the fees 

ned upon the customs shall then be paid without further delay ; and 
Walter, Thomas, Gilbert and the said mainpernors will make restitution 
of bills and patents of true debts owed by the king according to the 
first agreement before the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, up to the sum of 
10,0002. in part satisfaction of 38,1667. 13s. 4'/., in case so much be still in 
arrear of the bills and patents to be surrendered by the first agreements, 
aixl of the remainder of that sum they will surrender tin lulls and patenl 
before the end of tin- said three years ; also that in right of surrendering 
bills and patents containing the -urn of 1,0007. beyond the 38, ](>()/. 18s. id., 
they will surrender in each quarter during the time that they have the 
customs, bills and patent- of true debt up to the sum of 1,0007. and if it 
happen that they have not made such restitution quarterly, after the year 
they shall pay in money as much as the sum on the bills not surrendered 
for that year, and if they have not made full surrender of the bills 
containing the 38,1667. 18*. id., if so much is due before the end of the 
three years, they ihall be bound to pay the king in the same manner for 
the bills not surrendered ami the king "rants that the merchants shall 
have allowance for the half of what is found due to Walter, Thomas and 
Gilbert, by good account, in the first quarter after Midsummer, and for tin; 
other moiety in the quarter following in the aid term, and if they cannot 

full allowance, what is in arrear shall be allowed to them quarterly 
until they are fully served, so that the fees assigned upon the customs are 



100 CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 




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1349. Membrane 2</ — cant, 

promptly paid at their term; also one loaf of all the coket seals 
in all the porta of England shall remain in the charge of Walter, 
Thomas and Gilbert or their deputies, ami the other Leaves shall 
remain the charge of the mainpernors, so that no wool, hides and woobfells 
shall pass out of any port of England upon pain of forfeiture unless they 
are sealed with both leaves ; and the issues of the customs and subsidies 
shall he jointly received by Walter, Thomas and Gilbert, and by four 
merchants elected by the mainpernors, who shall keep one eoket in the 
name of the mainpernors, so that nothing he paid until the king is fully 
served with his quarterly ferm. and after be has been served, the remainder 
shall he delivered at the end of each quarter to Walter, Thomas and Gilbert 
in aid of payment of their debts, due before the making of this indenture, 
so that since the customs are of greater value in one quarter than m another 
the receivers shall by common consent retain in their hands a sum at the 
end of the quarter to perform the payment to the king at the quarter 
following and so from term to term until the king is fully served with his 
said ferm, for the two and a half years ; and the king wishes Walter. 
Thomas and Gilbert and the said mainpernors to choose customers and 
weighers (tronours) in all the ports for whom they shall answer, during 
the said term, and if Walter, Thomas and Gilbert die before the end 
of the term the mainpernors shall have the customs and subsidies at 
ferm until the end of the term upon the conditions aforesaid, and for 
debts, which Walter, Thomas and Gilbert owe to the king or others before 
the making of this indenture, the mainpernors shall not be answerable, 
and henceforth the prest of 2 marks the sack and of hides and wool-fells 
lately ordained shall cease, and Walter, Thomas and William shall do 
their will with what has been paid of the prest before this time so that 
the king is served with his ferm as aforesaid ; and the merchants grant 
that if they fail in payment, the king may take the custom I and subsidies 
into his hand, take the bodies of the said merchants and seise then- 
lands, goods and chattels into his hand, until what Is m arrear of the 
ferm for the time past has been paid, and they shall be quit of the ferm 
for the time to come if it please the king to retain the customs and suhsidies 
in his hand, and for the greater security of the agreements Walter, 
Thomas and Gilbert and the mainpernors bind themselves to the king in 
125,000/. for the ferm of the said two and a half years, to levy at the kit: 
will, if they fail in payment, and they bind themselves to the king in 
88,1662. 18a. -ill., of which they are bound to make restitution of bills and 
patents as aforesaid, if they do not do so. And the king grants that if the 
merchants pay the ferm and surrender the bills ami patents, then the said 
bonds shall he void, hated at Westminster on 21 April, 28 Edward 111. 
Vrench. 

Aug. 26. To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to have Richard Randolf 

Westminster ;U1( | Edmund Jerberge, the younger, before the king in chancery on the 

morrow of the Nativity of the Virgin next, to answer for their contempt, 

and further to do and receive what shall then he determined, as tlu \ « 

arrested and delivered to the bailiffs as rebels because they, with other 

persons unknown, contriving the arrest of certain wool, not coketted or 
customed, laded in a, boat between Great Yarmouth ami Castre, to be taken 
across hy night as forfeit to the King hy Robert Rataille, deputy of the 
collectors of customs in the port oi that tow n, attacked Robert bj t. 
and arms, and wished to carry off tin 1 wool and committed other crimes 
there. Bj K. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of G S i mouth. Ordi 

. Cause the said wool and boat, arrested as aforesaid, to he detained and L 
if safely until further oidrr. Bj 

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2tf EDWARD ITT.— Part 1. 



iOJ 



1349. 
Aug. 29. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 2<l — cont. 

William de Monte Acuto, carl of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Wyngefeld, knight, 200t. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

( 'ancdled on payment. 



Aug. 7. 
Eltham. 



Aug. 6. 
Marlborough. 



July 30. 
Clarendon. 



Aug. 6. 
Marlborough. 



Membrane Id. 

Adam son of John Pacok acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Newenham, clerk, 100.*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Cumberland. 

To the abbess and convent of Godestowe. Request to grant to William 
de Huntelowe, the king's clerk, such pension from that house as they are 
bound to grant to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of 
the abbess, until they provide him with a suitable benefice, informing the 
king of what they do in the matter by the bearer of these presents. By p.s. 

To William de Melchebourne, one of the collectors of customs in the 
port of Boston. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to be at London on 
5 August next with the rolls and all other memoranda touching the receipt 
of the customs and subsidies in that port, before Walter de Chiriton, 
Thomas de Swanlond and Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, the king's merchants, 
and before John Malewayn and Hugh de Ulseby, attorneys of the 
mainpernors of those merchants, to render account to them of all the issues 
of the customs and subsidies from 21 April last and further to do what the 
nature of the account requires, as by agreements between the king and the 
said merchants and their mainpernors the king granted to them all the 
customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, except the ancient 
custom granted to William de la Pole in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, 
for which they shall have due allowance, and except the custom of wine, 
for two and a half years, for rendering a certain ferm to the king quarterly. 

By bill of the treasurer. 
The like to the following, to wit: — 
Thomas Perle, one of the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and 

wool- fells in the port of London, to be there on 5 August next. 
Thomas de Swanlond of Barton, one of the collectors of customs in the 

port of Lenne, for the same day. 
John liumery, one of the collectors of customs in the ports of 
Chichester, to be there on the morrow of the Assumption of the 
Virgin. 
Robert de Pcnretb, one of the collectors of the customs in the ports of 
Newcastle upon Tyne and Hertilpole, to be there on the octaves of 
the A isumption. 
Adam Tirwhit of Beverley, the younger, one of the collectors of 
customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, to be there on the 
morrow of the Assumption. 

To Boberi de Penreth of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order, upon pain of 
forfeiture, to be at London on Wednesday alter the Assumption next to 
treat with the other mainpernors of Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de 
Swanlond and Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, the king's merchants, termors 
of tli< customs and subsidies due m all the ports of the realm, and to choot e 
two other merchants in plac< of Thomas Gisors and Richard Barry, for 

whom they shall answer, to receive the said customs and subsidies', as the 

agreements made with tin aid fermore and their mainpernors contain that 



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10,40 Membrane 1</ — cont. 

all tin of khe customs and subsidies shall be received by the said 

termors and by four merchants chosen by all the mainpernors, so that 
nothing should be paid before full satisfaction has been made to the king 
quarter by quarter, and the mainpernors chose John Malewayn, Hugh de 
Ulseby and the said Thomas and Richard to receive the said issues, and 
now the king has learned that the collectors of the customs and subsidies 
in divers ports have hitherto delayed to deliver the issues to the said termors 
and to Hugh and John, because Thomas is dead and Richard is staying in 
distant parts. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Thomas Flemyng of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Gilbert de Mittetord of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

John de Burgh of York. 

John Dole of Lincoln. 

Philip de Rathcby. 

Adam Tirwhyt of Beverley. 

John de Kelleshull. 

Thomas Spieer of Jernemuth. 

William de Neuton of Ipswich. 

John de Norburgh. 

Nicholas atte Welle. 

William de Grantham. 

William de Boderham. 



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23 EDWARD HI.— Part 2. 



1349. 

Aug. 19. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 20. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 1. 
tminster. 



■>. 



Sept. 

gonning. 



Membrane 16. 

To John Mautravers, keepers of the islands of Jereseye, Gernereye, Serk 
and Aureneye, or to him who supplies his place there. Order to receive the 
oath of Philip de Carteret, brother of William de Carteret and son of 
Reginald de Carteret, and security that he will bear himself well towards the 
king and will stay in the island of Jereseye in the munition thereof, among 
the other lieges there, during the present war, and to deliver to him the 
lands which were taken into the kind's hand by reason of the death of 
William and Reginald after receiving the services due thereon, if homage 
is not due to the king of those lands, as the king has learned by inquisitions 
taken by the keeper that William and Reginald held divers lands at their 
death in the island of Jereseye, of the king, for rendering certain ferms 
yearly to his provost there, and that Philip is their next heir and of full 
age, and although he made stay among the king's enemies in Normandy 
the king wishes to show favour to him that he may bear himself well and 
faithfully in the future. 

By K. on the information of Bartholomew de Burgherssh. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Ospreng, restoring the issues thereof to Margaret 
late the wife of John de Pulteneye, knight, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the said 
manor for life of the grant of John de Wynewyk, John Eccleshale, AVilliam 
de Newenham and John de Tilteye, clerks, with remainder to John de 
Stratford, sometime archbishop of Canterbury, now deceased, and to 
Margaret and to William son of John de Pulteneye and Margaret and to the 
heirs of his body, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the manor 
is held in chief in socage, by the service of a rose yearly at Midsummer, 
and the king has taken Margaret's fealty. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to take the fealty 
of Joan late the wife of John de Wilughby according to the form of a 
schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Orreby and a messuage and lastage of Skirbek in Skirbek, 
restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John and Joan at John's death jointly held 
the said messuage and lastage of the gift of John de Neuton, parson of 
Spillesby church and of Stephen Tours, to them and to the heirs of their 
bodies, by a fine levied in the king's court, and they held the said manor 
of the <,'ift of Robert de liamhy, parson of Hoggesthorp chinch, and of 
John de Mundene, parson of Wylughby church, and that the messuage and 

bage are held in chief by homage and fealty, and the manor is held of 
John de Orreby, knight, by homage and fealty. 

To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in co. Hertford. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Bhenle and the advowson of the 
church there, restoring the issues thereof to Margaret late the wife of John 
de Pulteneye, knight, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 

cheator that John at his death held the said manor and advowson for 
life of the grant of John de Wynewyk, John de Kkeleshale, William de 
wenhaiii and John de Tylteye, (Jerks, with remainder to John de Strat- 
ford, archbishop of Canterbury, now deceased, to Margaret, and fco William, 



KM 



CALENDAB OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1840. 



Aug. 20. 
Westmin iter. 



Sept. 17. 

Westminster. 

Sept. 20. 
Mortlake. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 2. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 
We i'"' ! 



Membrane 1(5 — cont. 

son of the said John and Margaret and to the heirs of his body, by a fine 
Levied in the king's court, and that the manor and advowson are held in 
chief by the service of a pair of gilt spurs yearly, and the king has taken 
Margaret's fealty. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay 100s. to brother Alexander de 
Rameseye, now abbot of Barlynges, the king's chaplain, for Easter term 
last, and to pay him 10/. yearly henceforth in accordance with the king's 
grant to him of 10/. to be received yearly for life by the hands of the sheriff 
of Lincoln. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of John de Bekyngham, deceased. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, 
for -12/. 0s. ">}(/. by reason of the voidaiice if it is found, on inspection of 
the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, that GOO marks have been paid 
for the voidance, and that they ought not to pay more, as the late king 
granted to Ralph, the late abbot, and the convent there that the prior and 
convent should have the custody of the abbey in any voidance with all the 
things pertaining thereto ; and that no escheator or other minister of the 
king should intermeddle therewith, the prior and convent rendering 600 
marks for the voidance, and now the abbot and convent have shown the 
king that although the GOO marks have been paid for the last voidance yet 
the treasurer and barons exact 12/. On. o^I. of them, asserting that that sum 
is in arrear for the voidance, whereupon the abbot and convent have 
besought the king to provide a remedy. 

To the sheriff of Southampton for the present or the future. Order to 
pay to Nicholas le Veautrer, the king's yeoman, ranger of his forest, 2</. a 
day for his wages for the time that he stays in that forest, as Richard de 
Croydon, the late ranger, was paid. By p.s. 20669. 

Et erat patens. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 6/. for the 
third part of the manor of Gestyngthorp, CO. Essex, from 19 June last, and 
the 183/. 3s. 1'/. for the manor of Benhale from 1 October Last to be 
withdrawn from the 216/. 3s. ill. to be paid yearly by the sheriff of Norfolk 
and Suffolk, and to cause the residue of that sum to be paid to Robert de 
Chord, earl of Suffolk^, as of the said 216/. 3s. -id. in arrear to the earl of 
the 1,000 marks of land and rent, which the king granted to him by 
charter to maintain the honour of an earl, which arrears the king, on 
2s . I une in the l;uh year of the reign, granted that he should receive by 
thi' hands of the said sheriff, on li) June last the king granted the said 
third part to the earl, which Kleanor late the wife id' Guy de l'erre held in 
dower, and which came into the king's hand by her death on the close of 
Easter last, to the value of (>/. yearly, and on 1 October the manor of 
Benhale, which Eleanor also held for life, with reversion to the earl, to the 
value of 1332. 6s. 8d. yearly, in part satisfaction of the 2161. 3s. Lrf, and the 
king ordered the manor and third part to he delivered to the earl. 

To tlu' sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William, marquis of 
Juliers and earl of Cambridge, or to Tilemannns de Wet-da and William 
\lu,eliet, his attorneys, 10/. lor Miohaelmas term hist, in accordance with 
tlu' km lit to him on 7 May in the I Ith year of the reign >• 

to he received yearly of the is tie ol that counts. 



254 EDWAKI) III.— Taut 2. 



1 or, 



1349. 
Aug. 20. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 27. 
•minuter. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

To Aynier lit/, Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. Order to deliver to 
Isabel late the wife of Henry de Wilyngton, tenant in chief, the manors 
and lands in that county which the king has assigned to her to hold in 
dower, as of the lands which belonged to Henry at his death the king has 
assigned to her the following, to wit : the manor of Womberlegh, co. 
Devon, extended at 121. Is. hi. yearly ; the manor of Beauford in the same 
county, extended at 60s. yearly, the manor of Langhelegh with the 
bailiwick of the hundred of Westbuddelegh, in the same county, extended 
at 40s. yearly, a water mill and a moiety of a carucate of land at Clyve in 
the same county, extended at 6s. 8'/. yearly ; the manor of Pultone, co. 
Gloucester, extended at 10/. yearly ; 9s. 2rl. yearly rent to be received of 
the manor of Westonbrut in the same county ; a messuage and a mill in 
Caleston, co. Wilts, which are not extended ; a carucate of land there 
extended at 7-s. Qd. yearly ; 6 acres of meadow there extended at 6s. yearly 
and 23s. -i.il. of assize rent there. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Like order to deliver to 
Isabel the manor of Pultone and the said rent of the manor of Westonbrut, 
assigned to her as aforesaid. 

To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Like order to deliver to 
Isabel the messuage and mill in Caleston, and the aforesaid land, meadow 
and rent assigned to her. 

Memorandum that upon the said assignment of dower it is agreed between 
William de Cusance, keeper of the wardrobe, whom the king appointed 
surveyor and keeper of two parts of all the lands which belonged to Henry, 
and which are reserved for the expenses of the household, and Nicholas 
Whityng, Isabel's attorney to seek and receive her dower, that if by 
re-extent of all the lands which belonged to Henry at his death it be 
found that the manors and lands assigned to Isabel exceed the value of a 
third part, then she shall be bound to render the excess yearly to the king 
until Henry's heir come of age and thereafter to the heir, and if they do 
not amount to a third part of that value then assignment shall be made 
to her of what is lacking. 

To Aymer fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. Order to deliver ^o 
Isabel late the wife of Henry de Wilyngton, tenant in chief, the knights' 
fees assigned to her by the king to hold in dower of those which belonged 
to her husband, to wit : a fee and a half in Muleton, co. Devon, which the 
heir of Richard de Grenevill hold-., extended at 6s. Hd. yearly; a fee in 
Stonyaston which John de Chevereston holds, extended at 5s. yearly ; a 
fourth part of a fee in Hampton Gay which the abbot of Oseneye holds, 
extended at 2s. yearly ; a fourth part of a fee in Lugeyn which William 
Botriaux holds, extended at 2s. yearly ; a fee in Benarton which the heir 
of John Beauchamp holds, extended at 5s. yearly; half a fee and an 
eighth part of a fee in Bukyngton which the heirs of John de Claville and 
of John Loges hold, extended at Is. yearly, and the eighth part of a fee in 
Sriape, co. Devon, which William Brithleye holds, extended at 2s. yearly. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Isabel the following advowsons 
which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, of those; which 
belonged to her husband, to wit: the advowson of Beauford church, 
tided at 20*. yearly; the advowson of Bukyngton church, extended at 
20». yearly; the advowson of Stok Ryvers church, extended at 18s. id. 
yearly; the advowson of the chantry of Womberlegh, extended at lO.s. 
yearly , and tie advowson of the chantry of Beauford, extended at lO.s. 
yearly. 



106 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1849. 

Sept. 26. 

\\ estmin 
Aug. 'J">. 

W 8 bminster. 



Au,o-. 28. 
Westminster. 

Aug. 28. 

\\ e minister. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



S.|»t, 28. 
Sheen. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 
To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

to be elected in place of John de Aslacton, deceased. 

To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in co. Essex. Order to deliver to 
Henry son of Mauger atte Neulond the manor of Neulond, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken hy the escheator that Mauger at his death held 
no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service in that county whereby the 
eu. tody of Ins lands ought to pertain to the king, hut that he held the said 
manor of the grant of -John Ledet. parson of Wydyton church, for himself 
and Maliel his wife for their lives, with remainder to Henry their son for 
life, and that the manor is held in chief as of the honour of Boulogne by 
the service of two knights' fees, and the king has taken Henry's fealty. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John (iiboun, deceased. 

To William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the lands which were taken Into the king's 
hand by reason of the death of Edmund de Clere, who held of the heir of 
Robert Fitz Wauter, late a minor in the king's wardship, by knight's 
service, as John, Edmund's son, has proved his age and the king has taken 
the homage of John son and heir of Robert Fitz Wauter for all the lands 
which his father held in chief, and has rendered them to him. 

To Brian de Thornhill, escheator in co. York. Order to deliver to 
Richard, brother and heir of William le Scrop, tenant in chief, the manor 
of Estboulton, co. York, together with the issues thereof, as lately at the 
suit of Cecily, late William's wife, showing the king that the said manor, 
which was assigned to her in dower among the lands winch belonged to 
her husband, had been delivered by the sheriff of the county, by reason of 
a writ at the suit of Richard pretending that she had more dower than she 
ought, to Richard, a minor in the king's wardship, without due process, and 
the king ordered the escheator to cause that manor to be resumed into the 
king's hand and kept safely until further order, wherefore the manor was 
taken into the king's hand, and although Richard has not yet proved his 
age, yet the king, of his favour, and at the request of Bartholomew de 
Burgherssh, has rendered the manor to him together with the issues thereof ; 
and the king wishes all the other lands of Richard's inheritance to 
remain in his hand until they are sued out of the same by Richard, 
according to the law and custom of the realm. By p.8. 90670*./ 

To Thomas de Bokeby, late escheator in co. York. Like order to deliver 

the said issues to Richard. By p.s. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to deliver to Henry 
son of Henry Husee, knight, the moieties of the manors of Broderisyndone 
and Saperton in that county, except an acre of meadow m the moiety of 
Broderisyndone, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that lleiir\ the father, at his death, held the said moie: . pt 

the aire, of the grant of Thomas de Shirhoum, parson of Saperton church, 
and of Robert de Teynton, parson of Broderisyndon church, to hold for life 
with remainder to llemy bis son and to the heirs of his body , by a tine 
levied in the king's court, and that the- said moieties are held in chief hv 
knight's service, and the king has taken the homage of llcnr\ the son. 

B) p 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Like order 

mutandis,' to deliver to Henry the manor of Morton and t'><W rent in W 

Wyttenham in that oounty, which are held in duet b) th< 
tenth part of a knight's f( R\ i>. 



23 EDWAED III. Part '2. 



107 



1340. 

Aug. 21. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Derham, restoring the issues thereof, as the king 
has learned hy inquisition taken hy the escheator that Master Roger 
Cantok, at his death, held nothing in chief or of any other in that county, 
hut that he held the said manor for life and for one year after his death of 
the demise of Theobald Russel, knight, by the king's licence, and that the 
manor is held in chief by the service of a knight's fee, and that Ralph 
Russel is Theobald's son and heir and of full age, and the king lately 
took his homage and ordered the lands which his father held in chief to be 
delivered to him. 



To Thomas Ferinbaud, escheator in co. Buckingham. Like order not 
to intermeddle with the manor of Herdewyk and Wedon near Aylesbury, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Master 
Roger Cantock at his death held no lands in chief or of others in his 
demesne as of fee or in service in that bailiwick, but that he held the said 
manor for life, and for a year beyond to his executors, of the demise of 
Theobald Russel, knight, and by the king's confirmation, and that the 
manor is held in chief by the service of a third part of a knight's fee, and 
that Ralph, Theobald's son, is his next heir and of full age, and the king 
has taken his homage etc. as above. 

Aug. 24. To William de Ryngebourn, escheator in the isle of Wight. Order to 

Westminster, cause William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, son and heir of William 
de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the 
manors of Sweyneston and Brighteston and of the hamlet of Whatyngwell 
near Swayneston in that island, restoring the issues thereof to him, as on 
11 July last the king took the homage of William the son, who proved his 
age before Thomas Gary, escheator in co. Somerset, for all the lands which 
his father held in chief, at his death, and ordered them to be delivered to 
him, and now the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Katherine, late the wife of William the father, who died before 11 
July last, was jointly enfeoffed with the earl of the said manors, which 
she held for life of the earl's inheritance, and that she held the hamlet in 
dower, and the manors are held in chief by knight's service, and the 
hamlet is held in chief as of the honour of Caresbrok castle, by knight's 
service. 

Sept. 16. To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to deliver to 
Marlborough. Robert son of Robert de Eoland and of Maud his wife, a third part of the 
manor of Shepesheved in that county, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manors and lands which are held of others than the king and which were 
taken into the king's hand by reason of Maud's death, restoring the issues 
thereof to Robert, as the king has Learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that .Maud at her death held no lands in her demesne as of fee in 
chief in that county but that she held the said third part jointly with 
Robert, her husband, for their lues, of the gift and enfeoffment of Adam de 
Preston and William de Wyrkesworth, with remainder to Robert the son and 
to the heir-, of his body, by a line levied in the king's court, and that she 
held the manor of Ba orth/the manor of Thornton and certain lands 
at Halynghawi in that county, in dower, of the inheritance of Robert the 
on, and that the said third part is held in chief by the service of an eighth 
part of a knight's fee, and the manors and lands aforesaid are held of others 
than tin; king hy diver ervic< , and the king has taken the homage of 
Robert the ion and has rendered the third part to him. By p.s 



I OS 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



Sept. 23. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 20. 
Westminster. 

Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 5. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 
\\ • (minster. 



Membrane 1 I emit. 

To Richard Blundel, escheator in oo. Northampton. Like order, ' mutatis 
mutandis,* not to intermeddle further with the manor of Bala and Brackele 
in thai county, or with the manor of Kyngessutton with the hundred of 
Sutton, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Maud Late the wife of Robert de Eoland at her death held no lands in her 
demesne as of fee m chief m that county, but that she held the manor of 
Hals and Brackele jointly with her husband for their lives, of the gift and 
enfeoffment of Adam de Preston and William de Wyrkesworth, with 
remainder to Robert their son and the heirs of his body, by a fine levied in 
the king's court, and that she held the manor of Kyngessutton and the 
hundred for herself and the heirs of the bodies of Robert her husband and 
herself, and that the manor of Hals and Brackele is held in chief by the 
service of a knight's fee, and the manor of Kyngessutton and the hundred 
are held of the earl of Lincoln by the service of a sparrowhawk or 2s. yearly, 
and the king has taken Robert's homage etc. as above, ' mutatis mutandis. 1 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Oxford. Order to take the fealty of 
Elizabeth late the wife of Hugh Plescy, according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further with the 
manor of Cudelyngton in that county, restoring the issues thereof to her, 
as tlu> king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh 
was jointly enfeoffed of that manor at his death, with Elizabeth, for them- 
selves and the heirs male of their bodies, by a fine levied in the kin 
court, and that the manor is held in chief by the service of a fourth part 
of a knight's fee. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William son of Richard, deceased. 

To Richard de Danseye, escheator in co. Hereford. Order to assign 
dower to Joan late the wife of William de Northgrave, tenant m chief, of 
all the lands which belonged to her husband, as the king has taken her 
oath that she will not marry without his licence. 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. Order to take the fealty 
of Robert brother of Edmund brother of John Russel, according to the form 
of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to him the manor 
of Strengesham and the advowson of the church there, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held 
the said manor and advowson for himself and the heirs of his body, with 
remainder in default to Edmund and the heirs of his body, and in default 
to Robert and the heirs of his body, by a tine levied m the king's court, 
and that John and Edmund died without heirs of their bodies, and the 
manor and advowson are held of the abbey of Westminster, void and in the 
king's hand, by the service of a knight's fee. 

To \\ ilium de Muldelton, escheator in co. Suffolk. Older to deliver to 

Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, the manor of Benhale in that coun 

which Eleanor late the wife of tiny 1'Yrre held for life, as tin- king granted 
that after Eleanor's death the said manor should remain to the eail and 

the heirs male of his body, to the value of 138J. t ; - s \early, in part 
satisfaction of 1,000 marks of land and rent, winch the king granted to 

him !>> charter, and Idea noi , w ho held t lie manor as of the honour of I've. 

in the earl's hand h\ the king's grant, bj the service of • knight's fee, is 
dead found In an inquisition taken thereupon. 



23 EDWARD III.— Paut 2. 



109 



1349. 

Oct. 3. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 2. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Middlesex for the present or the future. Order to pay 
to John de Paskeneye what is in arrear to him of Ins wages of %\. a day and 
lO.s. yearly for his rohe, and to pay hi in the said wages and rohe henceforth, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him on 8 January in the 19th year 
of the reign, for his good service to the king and his father and hecause he 
was maimed in the king's service, of such wages and rohes to he received 
hy the hands of the sheriff of Middlesex for life. Et 'rat palms. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to he 
elected in place of John (lardy n, deceased. 



Aug. 23. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 13. 

To Thomas de Ferinhaud, escheator in co. Buckingham. Order to take 
the fealty of Cristiana late the wife of John son of Thomas Huntercomhe 
according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents and not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Burnham and the advowson of 
Bekenesfeld church, restoring the issue thereof to her, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held 
the said manor and advowson jointly with Cristiana, of the gift and 
enfeoffment of Alan de Aston, vicar of Burnham church, and of Adam de 
Aylyngton, parson of Aston church, by a fine levied in the king's court, 
and that the manor and advowson are held in chief hy the service of half 
a knight's fee. 

To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Wanstede and 40 acres of land in 
Wodeford, restoring the issues thereof to Cristiana late the wife of John 
son of Thomas Huntercomhe, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that John at his death held the said manor, and land and 
the advowson of the church of the manor in the hundred of Bekentre in 
that county, by a fine levied in the king's court, for himself and Cristiana 
and the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor and land are held of 
others than the king by divers services. 

To the escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to intermeddle further 
with the priory of Raveneston, restoring the issues thereof to the sub-prior 
and convent, as Henry III granted that, although he was founder and patron 
of the priory, the king should have no administration during a voidance 
but that the canons should have the custody of the house and free 
administration of the goods and possessions pertaining thereto, and the 
king should have no claim, except that the canons should seek licence from 
him to elect a prior, and the priory is now void by the death of the last 
prior and the king has granted licence to the prior and convent to elect. 

Aug. 20. To Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somersetand Dorset. Order to retain 

w ' ,, ' ,; " '" in the King's hand a messuage and 20 acres of land in Lade until further 
order, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Milton Eaucon- 
berge, a messuage and a virgate of land in Assh, and a messuage, a 
dovecote, 87 acres of land, 32 acres of meadow and pasture and a weir in 
la Bourgfa and Werne near Langeport, restoring the issues thereof, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Peter de 
FftUCOmtx his death held no lands in chief or of any other in his 

<l<:in<: iic af of l<< or m any other way, but that in his life In demised to 
William Knyght, Richard Oliver, chaplains, and to Richard le Yonge, the 



Aug. 15. 
We tmii 



110 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 



Sept. ;-30. 

Westminster 



Oct. G. 
Westminster, 



Aug. 12. 
Westminster, 



Membram 13 — cont. 

said messuage and land in Lade, and the said manor and the tenements 
in Assh, la Bourgh and Werne, and that the- tenements in Lade are held 
in chief by the service of 10*. yearly, and the manor and the tenements 
of Assh, la Bourgh and Werne are held of others than the king by divers 
sen ices. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, termors of 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, and to their 

mainpernors or attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay William de 
Bohun, rail of Northampton, or to his attorneys 90/. 8s. 2frf. for Michaelmas 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 180/. 16*. 51'/. to 
he received yearly of the issues of the customs in the port of London. 
S( e at page 1-1 above]. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl 
of Northampton, or to his attorney 100/. for Michaelmas term last, m 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 200/. to he received yearly of 
the ferni or issues of that city until certain lands which others hold for 
life with reversion to him come to his hands. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Like order to pay 50/. to the said earl or to his 
attorney for that term. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay 10/. to the said earl or to 
his attorney for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant 
to him of 20/. to be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

To the sheriff of Essex for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
John la Touke what is in arrear to him from the 22 May in the 19th year 
of the reign of 10/. yearly of the ferin of the hundred of Hengeford in that 
county, and to be answerable to him for the same henceforth, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on the said day, for his good sen ice to Queen 
Isabel and to John de Eltham, earl of Cornwall, deceased, the king'-* 
brother, at the said queen's request, of 10/. to be received yearly for life of 
the said ferm. Ft erai pattns. 

To the esoheator in CO. York. Order not to intermeddle further with a 
messuage in the city of York and with a rent of 8s. 6</. in Bustardthorp in 
that county, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Clifton, by the law of 
England of the inheritance of Ellen his wife, deceased, and by the same 
law of the inheritance of Margaret his wife, Ellen's sister, deceased, jointly 
held the said messuage in chief by the service of keeping the king's gaol of 
the forest of (laities, being in that messuage, receiving oil. a day for that 
custody by the hands of the bailiffs of the said city, to wit, '2\ h each, ami 
that he also held by the law of England of the inheritance of Ellen, the 
said rent in chief, by the aforesaid service, and that the rent and a 
moiety of the messuage with a moiety of the profit pertaining thereto 
belong to John de Wythornse by reason of Ins issue by Alice daughter and 
heir of the aforesaid Margaret, and the king has taken his fealty. 



MEMBRANE 18, 

Oct. 20. To the Bheriffs of London for the present or the future. Order to pay to 

Westminster, William de Dalleye what is in arrear to him of (>./. daily from 15 I'ebi 

in the 21st \ear of the reign, and to pay him 84. daily henceforth, m 

accordance with the king's granl to him on the said aaj ol 8 
reoeived daily for life by the bands of the sheriffs of Loudon. 

It c r*i i -ii I 



28 EDWAED III.— Part 2. 



Ill 



1349. 

Sept. 21. 
\\ e itminster 



Oct. 2G. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 24. 
Wi stminster. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To Thomas de lloo, escheator in co. Surrey. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Hascoumbe, a messuage, a mill, a toft, a carucate 
and 85 acres of land and ;i0.s. rent in Bromlegh, Danhurst, Hameden, 
Panne and Godalmynge with the advowson of the church of the said 
manor, restoring the issues thereof to Katherine late the wife of Henry 
Husee, as the king has learned hy inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Henry at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee or in 
service in that county, but that he held the premises there for life of the 
grant of Joan late the wife of Walter de Huntyngfeld, with remainder to 
Katherine for her life, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the 
premises are held of others than the king by divers services. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Frifolk, a knight's fee, a messuage, 
a mill, a toft, 2J virgates of land and 10 acres of wood in Frifolk, 
Estwydehay, Puryham and Quydhampton and the advowson of the church 
of that manor, restoring the issues thereof to Katherine late the wife of 
Henry Husee, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Henry held no lands at his death in chief in his demesne or in service 
in that county, but that he held the premises there for life of the grant of 
Joan late the wife of Walter de Huntyngfeld, with remainder to Katherine 
for her life, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the premises are 
held of the bishop of Winchester by the service of rendering 2s. yearly at 
the Nativity of the Virgin, or a sore sparrowhawk at the gule of August 
and of making two visits (adventus) to the hill of St. Giles, Winchester, at 
the time of the fairs there, in the bishop's court held in the place called 
' Pavyloun.' 

To William de Retford, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to account 
with John, bishop of St. Davids, the chancellor, or with his attorney for 
the fee of wax which he ought to receive by reason of his office, from 18 
June last, when he began to have the household of the chancery, and to 
deliver to him what is found to be due. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop and the adjacent march 
of Wales. Order to deliver to Joan late the wife of Roger Lestraunge, 
tenant in chief, a third part of the fortalice and hundred of Ellesmere in 
the said march and of the hamlets of Culmere and Hampton in co. Salop, 
which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower of the lands which 
belonged to her husband, the king having ordered the escheator in co. 
Cambridge to take her oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

To John Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Like order, 
' mutatis mutandis,' to deliver to Joan a third part of the manors of Burcestre 
and Mydelynton, in co. Oxford, to hold in dower. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. Like 
order to deliver to Joan a third part of the manors of Horblyng and 
Seghbrok, co. Lincoln, to hold in dower. 

To Guy de Seyntcler, escheator in co. Cambridge. Like order, ' mutatis 
mutandis,' to deliver to Joan a third part of the manor of Middelton and a 
third part of 10 acres of land in Middelton in that county to hold in dower 
upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349 



Oct. 4. 
Westminster 



Oct. 28. 
Hertford. 



Oct. 11. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 22. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To Robert de Angreton, mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne and escheator 
there. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands winch he took into 
the king's hand by reason of the death of Agnes G-raper, as the king I 
Learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Agnes at her death held 
no lands m chief in that town and its liberty hut that she held divers 
lands in the town in her demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage by 
the service of 20'/. yearly, as the whole town is held. 

To John de Colby, escheator in co. Suffolk. Order to take the fealty of 
Margery late the wife of William Pippard according to the form of a 
schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further with 
the manor of Ilyntlisham, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by William de Middelton, late escheator in 
that county, that William at his death held no lands in his demesne as of 
fee of the king or of any other in that county, but that he held the said 
manor jointly with Margery tor themselves and the heirs male of their 
bodies, and that the manor is held in chief by the service of a nest or of 
2s. yearly. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause the houses and other buildings 
of the castle of Old Sarum to be repaired where necessary up to the sum of 
40/. 16*. beyond the 50/. which he applied upon the repair of the same by 
three writs before these times. By bill of the treasurer. 

To Robert Bussel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
with the manor of Cherlton near Hungerford and a messuage, 80 acres of 
land, 8 acres of meadow, 7i acres of pasture and 88 acres of wood in 
Cherlton, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Richard de Boppegras at his death held 
nothing in chief in that county, but that he held the said manor there, 
except a sixth part thereof, and the said tenements, and that they are held 
of others than the king by divers services. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a moiety of the 
manor of Weskyngton, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Maud late the wife of Peter 
fitz Remind held no lands at her death in chief or of another in her 
demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, hut that she held the said moiety as 
dower, after Peter's death, of the inheritance of Henry le lit/ Roger, Peter's 
kinsman and heir, and that the moiety is held in chief by knight's service, 
and on 14 February in the 18th year of the reign the king took Henry's 
homage for all the lands which Peter held in chief, and rendered them to 
him. 



Oct. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the 

We tmiMter. sheriff of Gloucester of the term, extent and issues of the bailiwick of the 

hundred of Kiftegate (ireyston, in co. Gloucester, and of all things pertaining 

thereto, from 26 -luly in the 21st year of the reign, and also John Musart 

for life, as on the said day, in recommence tor 856^. m which the king \ 

bound to John tor the wages of himself and his men for the time when the) 
were in the king's aervioe in Gascon; in the company of Henrj earl of 

Lane-aster, as appears by bills tinder the seal of Master John Waweyn, then 
constable of Bordeaux, which lie has surrendered to be cancelled, the king 
granted the said bailiwick to John to hold for Ufa without remlvi 
anything therefor, so that he should guard the hundred according to the 

form "I the statute thereupon. 



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]349 Membrane 12 — cont. 

Sept. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

Westminster. Thomas de Rokeby, sometime escheator in co. York, and Richard, brother 
and heir of William le Scrope, tenant in chief, of the issues of the manor 
of Estboulton, co. York, from the time when it was last taken into the 
king's hand, as the king ordered the said escheator to resume that manor 
into the king's hand and to keep it safely until further order [see at 'page 
106 above], by virtue of which order the manor was so taken, and although 
Richard has not proved his age, yet the king, of his favour and at the 
request of Bartholomew de Burgherssh, has rendered the manor to him 
together with the issues thereof, from the time of its being taken into the 
king's hand. 



Oct. 5. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 14. 

U'<- t.Min 

Oct. 10. 

\V<' itmini tcr. 



MEMBRANE 11. 

To the proctor of the abbot of Fecamp, an alien, fermor of the abbot's 
temporalities in England. Order to be answerable to William de Clynton, 
earl of Huntyngdon, for 59/. 13s. 4</. and to pay him that sum yearly 
beginning at Easter term next, as in recompence for the castle, manor and 
hundred of Halton, co. Chester, which the king granted to the earl to the 
value of 1201. of land yearly, to hold for life, and which the king resumed 
into his hand for certain causes, the king granted to him 120/. and 20/. 
which were lacking of the 200/. of land yearly with which Queen Isabel 
and the king promised to provide him for life, to be received yearly at 
the exchequer for life or until the king should provide him with 
140/. of land and rent yearly for life, and at the earl's suit, beseeching 
the king to cause an assignment to be made to him thereupon, the king 
has assigned to him 211. of the ferm of the alien priory of Arundell, 
53/. 6s. 8d. of the ferm of the bailiff of Adryngton, an alien, and the 
remaining 59/. 13s. id. of the ferm of the said temporalties, in the king's 
hand by reason of the war with France, to be received yearly as aforesaid 
so long as the said war shall last. Et erat patois. 

The like to the bailiff of Adryngton to pay the earl the 58/. 6s. 8d. 

The like to the prior of Arundel to pay the earl the 211. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, for the present or the future. 
Order to pay to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, 161. 16s. 8d. yearly until 
the king provide; him with that sum yearly or until further order, as the 
king lately granted to him and to the heirs male of his body 2161. 8s. id., 
in arrear of the 1,000 marks of land and rent granted to him for maintaining 
his dignity as carl, to he received of the issues of those counties, and on 
19 June last the king granted to the earl a third part of the manor of 
Gestyngthorp, co. Essex, which Eleanor late the wife of Guy de Ferre held 
in dower, which came into the king's hands after her death on the morrow 
of the close of Easter last, to the value of 61. yearly, and on 1 October 
following the king granted to him the; manor of Benhale which Eleanor 
also held for life, with reversion to him, to the value of 133/. 6s. 8<l. yearly, 
in part satisfaction of the 210/. 8*. !</., and the king wishes the earl to be 
satisfied for the remaining 70/. 10.s. Id. Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Henry Norman, deceased. 

To Walter de Chiriton and Ins fellows, fermors of the customs and 
subsidies in all the ports of the realm, and to their mainpernors and 
attorneys in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to pay to William de 
Felton 20/. for Easter and Michaelmas terms last, in accordance with the 
king's j^rant to him of 20/. to he received yearly of the custom of that 
town. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

Oct. 17. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 22. 

Westminster! 



Oct. 27. 
Wjstminster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause bridges to be made beyond the 
waters in that county, as many as are necessary for the passage of men on 
foot, according to the advice of Henry de Holyngges and Henry Tidiman. 

By K. 

To William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order 
not to intermeddle further with the manor of Huston called ' Lytelhalle.' 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said 
manor came into the king s hand by the death of Walter de Pateshull and 
by reason of the minority of Thomas, Walter's son and heir, that Walter 
held it of the heir of Thomas Bardolf, tenant in chief, a minor in the kind's 
wardship, by knight's service, and that Elizabeth and Joan, sisters of the 
said Thomas de Pateshull, are his next heirs and of full age, and the king 
has taken the homage of John son and heir of Thomas Bardolf for the 
lands which his father held in chief, and has ordered them to be delivered 
to him. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, termors of the customs and 
subsidies m all the ports of England and to their mainpernors or attorn, 
in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and Hertilpole. Order to pay to John 
de Stryvelyn 95 marks for Michaelmas term last, as the king granted that 
he should receive yearly 140 marks in the port of Newcastle and 60 marks 
in the port of Hertilpole of the issues of the customs, and now the king has 
caused him to be satisfied for 10 marks of rent yearly for himself and his 
heirs male. 

Memorandum that John was satisfied for 10 marks of rent yearly in part 
satisfaction of the 200 marks, as appears on the Patent Roll of this year, 
wherefore that amount is deducted from the said sum. 

To William de la Pole, collector of the custom of wool, hides and wool 
fells in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to pay to Queen Isabel or 
to her attorney 250/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to her of 500/. to be received yearly for life in each of the pons 
of London, Boston and Kyngeston. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to assign dower 
to Alice late the wife of William de More, tenant in chief, of all the lands 
which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath that she 
will not marry without the king's licence. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

June 10. To John de Colby, John de Hales, Richard de Beketon and -lames de 
Orsett. Ilolveston. Order to show all diligence in collecting and levying the tenth 
and fifteenth in co. Norfolk without awaiting the presence of William de 
Colthorp, appointed with them for this, as he is SO weak and broken by 
age that he cannot travail to do this, wherefore the king has discharged him 
of that collecting and levying. Bj K. 

Oct. 26. To William de Langele, escheator m oo. Kent. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with the manors and lands which he took into the kind's hand by 

reason of the death ol Thomas de I Veil, knight, restoring the issues 

thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken bj the escheator that 

Thomas at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee or in 
rvioe in that county, but that he held the manors of Thrulegh, BootOO 

Malerbe, Wornesele ami certain lands m Borfitalle and Shameleaford, of 



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115 



1349. 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 2. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 8. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — cant. 

John do Pulteneye, knight, as of the manor of Osprenge, by the service of 
3}, knights' fees and of making suit at the court of Ospreng every three 
weeks and of paying for those manors to the ward of Dover castle, 20s. for 
every twenty weeks, and that lie held 15 acres of land in Thrulegh in 
' Gavelkende' of the abbot of Faversham. 

To John de Colby, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Great Narrynges, a messuage and 14 acres of 
land in Thirford, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by William de Middelton, late escheator in that county, 
that Hugh Burguloun at his death held no lands in chief in that county, 
but that he held the premises in his demesne as of fee and that they are 
held of John Bardolf by divers services. 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Order to assign dower to 
Joan late the wife of John Wantyng of Estbury, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

The like to John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Stafford, to assign 
dower to Hillaria, late the wife of John de Bromleye, tenant in chief. 

To William de Ryngebourn, escheator in the Isle of Wight. Order to 
take the fealty of Roberta late the wife of Reginald Dogeloindre, according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to 
intermeddle further with a messuage and a carucate of land in Nonnewell, 
restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Reginald at his death was jointly enfeoffed of 
the premises with Roberta and held them in chief as of the honour of 
Albemarl by the service of making suit at the court of knights of Neuport 
every three weeks. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause four verderers to be elected in 
Henry earl of Lancaster's forest of Pykeryng, to be elected in place of 
Thomas de Thornef, Nicholas Halden, Walter Derlyng and Alan de 
Cloghton, deceased. 



To Avne r litz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Tettecote and Cary and a carucate of land at 
Lerkebeare in that county, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
led by inquisition taken by the escheator that William Pippard at his 
death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee or in service in 
that county, hut that he held the premises of others than the king by 
certain services. 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Order to take the fealty of 
John la. Wane son of Margaret late the wife of John la Warre, according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to inter- 
meddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by reason 
of Margaret's death restoring the issues thereof to John, as the king has 
learned hy inq u i i t ion taken by the escheator that Margaret at her death 
held jointly with John her son divers lands in Bechampton and Estbury in 
that county, for themselves and the heirs of John's body by a line levied in 
the king's court, and that the said binds are held in chief for rendering 5d. 
;,< .nly, for hidage and making suit at the hundred of Cbepinglamburn every 
three weeks. 



in; 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 
Nov. 10. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 21. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 2. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — COftt. 

To John do Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to deliver a 
certain assart, in that county, which he took into the king's hand by reason 
of the death of John de Aldenham, to the nearest friend of John's heir to 
whom it cannot descend, together with the issues thereof, to he kept for 
the heir, and not to intermeddle further with the lands which are held of 
another than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has Learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that -John at his death held no lands 
in chief wherehv the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, hut 
that he held the said assart in his demesne as of fee in chief hy the service 
of rendering 7s. at the exchequer, by the hands of the sheriff of the county, 
and he held certain lands in Aldenham also in his demesne as of fee of 
another than the king, hy certain services, and that Katherine daughter of 
Hugh de Aldenham, John's brother, is his next heir and aged five years. 

To John Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Order to deliver 
to Edward, prince of Wales and duke of Cornwall the manors of Whitchurche 
and Harwell and the advowsons of the churches of those towns, together 
with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche at her death, 
held no lands in chief in those counties or of others, but that the king 
being lately seised of the manor of Whitchurche with the advowson of the 
church there as parcel of the honour of Walyngford, and of the manor of 
Harewell and of the advowson of the church there as parcel of the honour 
of St. Valery (Saudi Walerici) granted those honours with all their appur- 
tenances to the said prince, by reason of which grant he was seised of the 
said manors and advowsons in his demesne as of fee and he afterwards 
demised them to Michael lord of Ponynges, Michael de Ponynges of 
Westmeston, Reginald Sauvage, knights, Luke de Ponynges, John Payne! 
and William de Wilford, chaplain, to hold for Margery's life, with reversion 
to the prince. 

To William le Calthorp, John de Colby, John de Hales and Richard de 
Bekton. Order to be attendant upon the levying and collecting of the 
tenth and fifteenth in co. Norfolk for the present year, without awaiting 
the presence of James de llolveston, whom the king appointed for that 
with them, as the king considers him insufficiently qualified, for certain 
causes shown before the council. The king has ordered -lames not to 
intermeddle with the said levying and collecting, provided that if he has 
previously received anything of the tenth and fifteenth or has otherwise 
intermeddled therewith he shall he bound to answer for the money received 
by him. Bj I 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Guy 
de Briane of 100/. as the king lately granted to him the custody of 
St. Briavels Castle and of the forest of Dene, to hold for life together with 
the issues thereof, for rendering 120/. yearly to the king, and because the 
issues and profits of tin- castle and forest, by reason of the present plague 
and for divers other causes, are so enfeebled that they cannot suffice for the 
said ferm, as the king is informed, the king has remitted to Guy 100J. of 
that ferm, to wit, 502. for the past year and f>0/. for the present year. 

Bj 10778 



MEMBRANE ;'. 

Oct. Ii3. To Henry Sturniy, escheator in i\k Southampton. Order to deliver to 

Westminster Ankarota late the wife of John Leetraunge of Whitehirehe, tenant m 

chief, the manor of OhalghtOQ m that county, which the khtg b*| 



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117 



1349. 



Sept. 23. 

Sheen. 



Oct. 13. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 28. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

assigned to her to hold in dower of the lands which belonged to her 
husband, with the assent of Richard earl of Arundel, to whom he 
committed the custody of those lands to hold until John's heir should 
come of age, for rendering 201. yearly to the earl until the heir come of age, 
and thereafter to the heir, upon her taking oath that she will not marry 
without the king's licence. 

To Thomas de Hoo, escheator in co. Sussex. Order to deliver to Henry 
son of Henry Husee the tenements which were taken into the king's hand 
by reason of his father's death, and not to intermeddle further with those 
which are held of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof to him, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry 
the father, at his death, held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee in 
that county or in service, but that he held 3 messuages, a toft and 
2 carucates and 4 virgates of land in Wenham, Westholte and Houwyk 
and the hundred of Dempford with the advowson of the abbey of Dureford, 
and the manor of Hertyng, a moiety of the manor of Pulbergh and the 
passage of the same with the advowsons of the churches of Pulbergh and 
Ruggewvk, of the gift of Joan late the wife of Walter de Huntyngfeld, for 
life with remainder to Henry his son and the heirs of his body by a fine 
levied in the king's court and that the manor of Hertyng, the hundred and 
the tenements in Westholte are held of the heirs of Robert de Tatteshale, 
the moiety and passage are held of the heirs of Roger Somery and Nichola 
his wife as of fees which formerly belonged to them in the king's hand by 
reason of the minority of their heirs, who are in the king's Avardship, by 
knight's service, and the tenements in Wenham and Houwyk are held of 
others than the king by divers services, and the king has taken the fealty 
of Henry the son for the said manor, hundred, passage, moiety and the 
tenements in Westholte. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermors of 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, and to their main- 
pernors or attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to John de 
Bello Campo or to his attorney 2(5/. 13s. ill. for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 5'6l. 6s. Hil. to be received 
yearly for life of the issues of the said customs. 

To Margery late the wife of William de Ros of Hamelak. Order to pay 
to John de Bello Campo or to his attorney H'dl. 6s. 8<l. for Michaelmas 
term lust, as in part satisfaction of 220^ which the king granted to him, 
on 20 May last the king assigned to him 166L I'd*. \d. which Margery is 
bound to render yearly at the exchequer for the custody of the lands in 
cos. Lincoln and Northumberland, which belonged to Adam de Welle, 
tenant in chief. 

To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in co. Hertford. Order not to 
intermeddle further with 17 messuages, 840 acres of land, GO acres of wood, 
7 acres of pasture and ii Is. rent in the town of Offeleye in that county, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Peter de la 
Mare at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief in that 
county, but that he held the premises of others than the king by divers 
servii 

To Guy <le Seyntcler, escheator in co. Cambridge. Order to cause 
Thomas Oky and Maud his wife, sister of Andrew son of Thomas Stevene 
of Hyngeston to have seisin of a messuage, GO acres of land, 2 acres of 
meadow and 12'/. of assize rent at Hyngeston, after taking security from 



lis CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1349. 



Membrane !) — rout. 



thorn lor rendering their reasonable relief at the exchequer, as the king lias 
Learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Andrew at his death 
held the premises in his demesne as of Eee, and that they are held in chief 
by the service of a sixth part of a knight's fee, and that Maud is his next 
heir and of full age, and the king lias taken Thomas's fealty and has 
rendered the premises to him and to Maud. 
Vacated because on the roll of Fines. 

Nov. 3. To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with a tenement called C'amevshalle, restoring the issues 
thereof to .loan late the w ife of Philip le Despenser, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Philip at his death held the said 
tenement jointly with Joan of the grant of Margaret de Boos, and that it 
is held of the lady of Clare by the service of two knights' tees. 

Nov. -4. To John Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Order not to 

hi sett. intermeddle further with the tenements which he took into the king's hand 
by reason of the death of Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, 
restoring the issues thereof to Edmund de la P>eche, archdeacon of Berks, 
as the king- has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas 
and Margery jointly held the manors of Lekhamstede and Assheden, two 
parts of the manor of Yatynden with the advowson of the church there. 
and divers other lands and rents m Bastelden, Asshampstede, Benetfeld. 
Botenhampstede, Westcompton, Swalefeld, Burghfeld, Patheworth and 
Ofton Roberd for themselves and the heirs male of their bodies, by fun S 
levied in the king's court, with remainder in default of such heirs to 
Edmund and to the heirs male of his body, and that Nicholas and Margery 
died without an heir male of their bodies, and that the premises are held 
of others than the king. 

Oct. 2G. To Walter Turk, mayor of London and escheator there. Order to deliver 

Westminster, a certain rent of 100 marks to Margaret late the wife of John de Pulteneye, 
mother of William, .John's son and heir, as nearest to the heir, for his use, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by John Lovekyn, late mayor 
of that city and escheator there, that John de Pulteneye at his death held 
the said rent which the king granted to him and the heirs male of his body, 
to be received yearly, to wit : 50/. of Queenhithe (*/<■ liipa lici/ina) of that 
city and 25 marks of the term of the city, and that William is John's next 
heir and aged nine years, ami the king has inspected his said letters 
granting that rent. 

Sept. 'is. To William de Middelton, escheator in co. Suffolk. Order to deliver the 

Westminster, manor of Benhah to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, as the king granted 

to the earl the said manor which Eleanor late the wife of Guy Ferre held 

for life with reversion to the king, to revert to the earl and the heirs male 

of his body after Eleanor's death, to the value of 188/. 6$. s</. yearly, in 
part satisfaction of 1,000 marks of land and rent granted to him to maintain 
his dignity as earl, ami now Eleanor is dead, who held the manor as of the 
honour of Eye, LB the earl's hand by the king's grant, by the sen ice of a 
knight's fee, as is found by inquisition taken thereupon. 

Oct. 1. To Thomas de Frembaud, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

Westminster, Order to assign dower bo Joan late the wife of John de Wolverton, 

in chief , whose oath the king has taken that she will not many without 
bis lioence, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



I III 



1349. 



Nov. 16. 
Faversham. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to assign dower 
to Katherine late the wife of Henry Husee, tenant in chief, whose oath the 
king has taken that she will not marry without his licence, of all the lands 
which belonged to her husband at his death, in the presence of Henry 
Husee, son of the said Henry or of his attorney. 
The like to the following, to wit : 
Thomas de Hoo, escheator in co. Sussex. 
John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. 

To Guy Seintcler, escheator in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order 
not to intermeddle further with divers lands in Great Styvecle, restoring 

the issues thereof to Thomas Fitz Eustace, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret de Swynford, whom 
Thomas married, held the said lands at her death, in her demesne as of 
fee as of her inheritance of the abbey of Rameseye, lately void and in the 
king's hand, by the service of paying a mark yearly to the abbey, and 
that those lands ought to remain to Thomas by the law of England, by 
reason of Joan his daughter by Margaret, for his life, and the king has 
taken the fealty of the present abbot of Rameseye and has restored tc 
him the temporalities of the abbey. 



Membrane 8. 

Sept. 16. To Robert Russell, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 

Marlborough, further with the manor of Wamberwe, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Maud late the wife of Robert de Holand at her 
death held no lands in chief in that county, but that she held the said 
manor for herself and the heirs of her body by Robert of Edward prince of 
Wales as of the manor of Aldebourne which is parcel of the earldom of 
Salisbury by the service of mowing the meadows of Stoniham and Dokham. 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Like order with respect to 
the manor of Denford in that county, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Maud at her death held no lands in chief in 
that county, but that she held the said manor in her demesne; as of fee of 
the earl of Hereford by the service of a mark yearly. 

To John de Vaux, escheator in co. Derby. Like order with respect to 
the manor of Dalbury, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Maud at her death held no lands in chief or in service in 
that county, but that she held the said manor for life of the grant of 
Adam de Preston, of Henry ear] of Lancaster, by the service of a fourth 
part of a knight's fee. 

To Thomas Fremhaud, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

Like order with respect to the manor of Little Broghton near Aylesbury, 

the king has Learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Maud_, 

at her death, held no lands in chief in that bailiwick, but that she held the 

nd manor in dower of the inheritance of Robert de Holand son and heir 
of Robert her husband and of herself, of Henry earl of Lancaster as of 
the honour of Li ice it< r by the service of a rose yearly. 

Xov. 10. To -John de Colby, escheator in COS. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order not to 

intermeddle further with the manor of Salle, a, moiety of the manor of 
Somerletoun, and 60 acres of land, pasture and heath in Dallyng, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 



L20 



CALKNDAU OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340. 



Oct. 18. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 15. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 8. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 29. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 18. 
\\ estminster. 



Membrane H -cunt. 

eschoator that Beatrice late the wife of John de Noioun, knight, at her death, 
held no lands in chief in that bailiwick by reason whereof the custody of her 
lands ought to pertain to the king, but that she held the premises for life 
of the inheritance of John de Noioun her son, now deceased, and that they 
are held of others than the king by divers services. 

To Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlund and their fellows, 
termors of the customs and subsidies m all the ports of England, and to 
their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of Boston. Order to pay 
to William de Melchebourn, the king's merchant, 10/. for Michaelmas term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him for his great service in 
redeeming the king's great crown, which he brought to England, of 20/. 
to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that port. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to deliver to 
Elizabeth late the wife of Fulc, son aud heir of John Lestraunge, tenant 
in chief, a moiety of the manor of Beggesworth in that county, as of the 
lands which belonged to John and which were taken into the king's hand 
by reason of the minority of Fulc, who died a minor in the king's wardship, 
the king assigned the following to Elizabeth to hold in dower, with the 
assent of Richard earl of Arundel to whom he committed the custody of 
the lands in his hand by reason of the minority of Pulc's heir, to hold until 
that heir should come of age, to wit : the said moiety ; a moiety of the 
manor of Broughton, co. Wilts, and 5 marks yearly of the manor of 
Corfham in co. Salop, to hold in dower as aforesaid. 

The like to Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts, for the moiety of the 
manor of Broughton. 

The like to John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop for the rent of 
the manor of Corfham. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hands by 
reason of the death of Philip le Despenser, restoring the issues thereof to 
Joan, late Philip's wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Philip at his death held jointly with Joan divers lands 
in Market Steynton and Alkbarou of the gift and enfeoffment of Margaret 
de Roos, and that they are held of others than the king by divers service-. 

To Richard Danseye, escheator in co. Hereford and the adjacent march 
of Wales. Order not to intermeddle further with a march barony called 
the barony of Tallagharn, restoring the issues thereof, as among other 
things the lung granted to Edward prince of Wales, the principality of 
Wales and the lordship, castle, town and county of Kermerd) n \\ ith the 
knights' fees and all appurtenances, and now by the inquisition post mortem 
of Ciuy de Briane, knight, the elder, it is found that be held the said 
barony in chief by homage and the Bervioe of two knights' fees, to wit, with 
two barded horses or eight foot according to the custom of thOBS ['arts, far 
three days at his own cost, at the summons of the king's bailiffs of 
Kermerdyn, whenever oeoessar) in time of war, and to make suit at the 
county of Kermerdyn every month, and that Guj de Brian, knight, Guj 
son, is his next heir and of full age, and by inspection of the letters patent 
of the prinoe, it appears that Guy the son did homage to him as lord of 
Kermerdyn for the said barony. 

To Humphrey de Walden, esoheator in oo. Essex. Order not to is 
meddle further with a messu oaruoate of land and 86s. s./. rent, called 

1 Merkestenement ' in the town of Whyterothyng or with the advowtoo 



•23 EDWARD til. — Part 2. 



121 



1349. 



Nov. 8. 

Or*ett. 



Nov. 13. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

the church there, restoring the issues thereof to William de Queneton, 
knight, as the king has learned by inquisition taken hy the escheator that 
Beatrice late William's wife, at her death, and he, held the premises as of 
her right and inheritance in chief by the service of a great serjeanty, and 
that they had between them a daughter Alice, now deceased, who was heir 
of Beatrice, and the king has taken William's fealty by reason of his issue 
by Beatrice. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the tenements which he took into the king's hand hy reason of 
the death of Joan late the wife of Roger Maryns, restoring the issues 
thereof to Henry Haute, Roger's kinsman and heir, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Joan at her death held the 
manors of Ehnestede, Newebourgh and Leuesham and a third part of the 
manors of Oterpole and Blakemannestone as dower of Henry's inheritance 
and that the said third parts are held in chief by the service of rendering 
(i.s. 8'/. yearly to the ward of Dover castle, and the said manors are held of 
others than the king by divers services, and the king has taken Henry's 
homage for all the lands which Roger held in chief and has rendered them 
to him. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de 
la Despense what is in arrear to him of 20/. for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. to be received yearly for 
life of the issues of those counties, in recompence for 20/. yearly of the 
lands which belonged to William de Bredon in co. Derby, granted to him 
by the late king, and restored to William with the assent of parliament. 



MEMBRANE 7. 

Nov. 12. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to be elected in place of William fitz Richard, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Asenak, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas de Walton, deceased. 

Oct. 20. To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. John bishop of St. Davids or to his attorney all the Lands in the 
cheator's custody which belonged to John Pouger and j\Iargeret his wife, 
tenants in chief, together with the issues thereof, as the king lately 
committed to the bishop the custody of the said lands, in the king's hand 
by reason of the minority of the heir of John and Margaret, to hold with 
the reversion of the moiety of the lands which Anabilla late the wife of 
John Payne! held m dower of the inheritance of the said heir, to hold 
until the heir shall come of age, rendering 50/. yearly at the exchequer. 

Nov. 20. To the sheriff of York for the present or the future. Order to pay to 

Westminster. Thomas de Rokeby what is in arrear to him of 200 marks yearly from 
12 November in the 20th year of the reign, and to pay him that sum 
henceforth yearly, in accordance with the king's grant to him on that day 
of 200 marks to be received yearly for life of the issues of that county or 
until the king provide him with 200 marks of land or rent yearly in 
Scotland or elsewhere for life. 
I'.t erat patens. 



1-2-2 



CALENDAE ok close rolls. 



1349. 

Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 15. 

Orsott. 



Oct. 22. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 18. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order to retain in the 
king's hand a, messuage and 100 acres of land in Sandherst until further 
order, and not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 120 acres of land 
and pasture in Betryngdenne, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John son of John de 
Betryngdenne at his death held the said tenements m Sandherst of the 
king as of the archbishopric of Canterbury, lately void and in the king's 
hand, by the service of an eighth part of a knight's fee, and he held the 
tenements in Betryngdenne also of the king as of the archbishopric, in 
Gavelikende as of the manor of Aldyngton, by the service of rendering 
6s. 8d. yearly to that manor, and that Joan his sister is his next heir and 
aged seven years, and the king lately took the fealty of Master Simon de 
Islep, elect of Canterbury, and restored the temporalities of the archbishopric 
to him. 

• 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holderness. Order to 
assign dower to Albreda late the wife of John le Conestable of llalsham, 
tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at bis 
death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's 
licence. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. Order to 
take the fealty of Elizabeth late the wife of Fulc Lestraunge, in accordance 
with the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Wrokwardyn, two parts of the 
manor of Hulton and a messuage and a carucate of land and 2 acres of 
meadow at La Yeye, co. Salop, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Fulc and 
Elizabeth jointly held the premises at Fulc's death, by a tine levied in the 
king's court, and that the manor of Wrokwardyn is held in chief by the 
service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee. and by the service of paying 
81. yearly at the exchequer, by the hands of the sheriff of Salop, and the 
two parts of the manor of Hulton and the lands in La Yeye are held of 
others than the king by divers services. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay 
wages and the arrears thereof to the following, to wit : to the gate keeper of 
each gate of that castle, receiving -1'/. a day; to Thomas le Rotour, one of 
the viewers of the king's works, taking 2</. a day; to John de Wyndesore, 
gardener of the garden without the castle, taking 2W. a day; to the four 
watchmen of the castle taking 2</. a day each and to Ralph de la More, 
clerk of the king's works m that castle, taking 2</. a day. 

To William de Langele, escheator in oo, Kent. Order not to intermeddle 

further with the lands which belonged to John de Pulteneye at his death, 
restoring the issues thereof, and superseding the order to take the body of 
John's heir into the king's hand, as the king lias learned by the inquisition 
post mortem that John at his death held no hauls in chief whereby the 
OUStod) of his lands, or the marriage of his heir ought to pertain to the 
king. ' 

To John tit/ l'ayn, Simon de l>radene\e, John de Seyntlo ami Robert 

Seyntcler. Order to be attendant upon the collecting and levying of the 

tenth and fifteenth last granted in co. Somerset without awaiting the 
presence of Thomas de Panes, whom the king appointed with them fort' 
as for certain reasons shown before the council, Thomas is discharged of 

that oolleoting. Bj ( 

Mandate to Thomas not to intermeddle further therewith. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



128 



1350. 

Jan. !). 

I Live ring 
atte Bo\\>t. 



Jan. 14. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 17. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 7 — eont. 

To Alexander de Bokelond, Henry de Stureye, Walter Wyse, Thomas de 
Brokhill, William Vaghan, Thomas de Gilyngham and .James Lapyn. 
Order to be attendant upon the collecting, levying and receipt of the said 
tenth and fifteenth in CO. Kent without awaiting the presence of Henry 
! [aute, whom the king appointed witli them for this, as by letters shown hy 
Henry before the council, the king granted that he should not he made a 
minister against his will, during his life, and he is so weak that he cannot 
travail to execute tin; premises as the king has learned hy trustworthy 
testimony. 

To John Cressy, John de Sutton, Simon de Caumhrey and John de 
Ernele. Like order with respect to John Michel, appointed with them etc. 
as above, as he is so weak and broken hy age that he cannot travail to 
execute the premises. By C. 

To Gilbert de Shotesbrok and John de Beitote. Like order for John 
Fachel, appointed with them etc. as above, who is discharged for certain 
reasons shown before the council. By C. 



1349. 

Nov. 6. 
WV-rminster. 



Oct. 3. 
W jtminster. 



. 10. 



.8. 



ME MB R AXE 6. 

To Thomas de Hoo, escheator in co. Sussex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Holdecourt, restoring the issues thereof, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margery late 
the wife of Nicholas de la Beche held the said manor for life within the 
liberties of the Cinque Ports, of the grant of Michael de Ponynges, knight, 
Simon de Asshe, clerk, Edmund de Hildesle and Nicholas de Faldene, 
parson of Whitchurche church, for Nicholas and Margery and the heirs of 
their bodies, with remainder, in default of such heirs, to John de Langeford 
and Joan his wife and the heirs male of their bodies, by a fine levied in 
the king's court, and that the manor is held of others than the king by 
divers services. 

To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to take the 
leaky of Joan late the wife of John de Wolverton, the younger, according 
to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Wikhamond in that county, 
iring the issues thereof to her, as the king has learned hy inquisition 
taken by t lie escheator that John and Joan at John's death, were jointly 
enfeoffed of the said manor of the gift and enfeoffment of John de Wolverton 
the elder, to hold for themselves and the heirs male of their bodies, and 
that the manor is held in chief hy knight's service. 

To .loliii de Colby, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manors of Wethacre, I lohoys, Chategrave, Eggefeld and 
Walgote, restoring the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of John de 
VVylughby, knight, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
ator that John at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in 
that bailiwick, hut that he held a moiety of the said manors jointly with 
Joan, and that he held I he other moiety as of Joan's inheritance, of others 
than the king by divers services. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to pay to Mary late the wife of Thomas 

earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, tenant in chief, what is in arrear 

to her of loir, yearly and to pay her the said loo. yearly henceforth, as on 

1 ', December in the L2tb year of the reign, with the assent of John de 

ave and of Margaret his wife, the earl's eldest daughter and heir, and 



121 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1349. 



Membrane — cont. 



of Edward de Monte Acuto and Alice his wife, the earl's seoond daughter 
and heir, the King assigned to Mary 104*. to be received yearly of Norwich 
castle of those 881. 6a. 8rf. yearly which the earl used to receive for life, to 
hold as dower. 

Oct. 29. To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to deliver a 

Westminster, messuage and virgate of land at la More near Bruggenorth in that county 
to Joan late the wife of William de Pycheford, mother of Alice, William's 
daughter, as nearest to the heir, together with the issues thereof, to he 
kept for the heirs use, saving to the king the rent due thereon, and 
not to intermeddle further with a messuage and a virgate of land at la More 
held of another than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William at his death 
held no hinds in chief in that bailiwick whereby the custody of his lands 
ought to pertain to the king, hut that he held the former tenements in chief 
hy petty serjeanty, to wit, by the service of rendering two knives yearly 
at the exchequer, and that he held the latter tenements of another than 
the king hy divers services, and that Alice is his next heir and aged six 
years. 

Oct. 28. To John Pount. Order to deliver all the corn in his custody in the 

Westminster, granges of the manors of the archbishopric of Canterbury, of the corn 
which belonged to John de Stratford, archbishop of Canterbury, at his 
death, heyond the corn taken for the king's use, for sowing and that which 
was delivered to John de Offord, late elect of Canterbury, by the king's 
order, to R. bishop of Chichester, executor of the archbishop's will, by 
indenture, for the execution of that will. By p.s. 

Dec. 1. To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in co. Westmorland. Order to retain 

Westminster, in the king's hand certain lands in Castreton, Whitewell, Bolteston, 
Stirlandrandolf, Holmliolsbank, Calderig, Berdesayland, Annodesleghes. 
Storthes, Ratherheved, Warthecopland, Odardholm, Gunnyldeng and 3 
tofts in Eirkeby in Eendale, unless they have previously been granted by 
the king to others, until further order, and not to intermeddle further with 
the lands which were held of others than the king, taken into his hand In 
reason of the death of Gilbert de Brounolvesheved, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken hy the escheator that 
Gilbert at his death held in his demesne as of fee in that county the eighth 
part of the town of Castreton, two parts of the hamlet of Whytewell, a 
carucate of land in Bolteston, a messuage and 12 acres of land in Stirland- 
randolf, a plot of hind called • llolmliosbank,' 3 acres of land at Calderig, 
certain lands called 'Berdesayland,' Annodesleghes. Storthes, with a close 
called Rotherheved, a plot of land called ■ Warthecopland, ' a plot of land 
called 'Odardholm,' near Kyrkeby in Eendale, a messuage called Gunnyldeng, 
8 waste tofts in Kyrkby in Eendale, 2 messuages and 16 tores of land in 
Berburn, H acres of land at Brathelagh, a certain olose called Mosergbield, 
2 messuages and 1 acres of land at Stavelavgodinond, a moietv of the 
hamlet of Croke, 2 waste tofts in Kyrkly in Kendale, 9 messuages m J-'tirk- 
landketell, a sixth part of the hamlet of Lupton, a moietv of the town of 
Middelton, 8 messuages and 10 acres of land in Stuklandketell, 10 acres of 
land in Skelniesergh, 8 messuages m the same town; a messuage in 
Btavelaygodmond, the manor of Brounolvesheved and t messuages at 
Stirklandketill, and that the said lands in Castreton, Whytewell, Bolteston, 
Stirklandrandolf, Holmliolsbank, Calderig, Berdesayland, Annodeleg] 
Storthes, Kat h« i hc\ ed, \Yartheco|>land, Odardholm, liutun Ideng and the 
three tofts in l\irkel>\ are held in chief us of the lands which beloj 

William deCouoy, in the king's band for certain causes, by knigh ■ ice, 



23 EDWARD III.-I'aht 2. 



125 



1349. 



Nov. 30. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 30. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 4. 
Westminster, 



Dec. 16. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

and the remaining lands are held of others than the king hy divers services, 
and that Margaret, Gilbert's daughter, is his next heir and was aged two 
and a half years on 12 March in the 22nd year of the reign. 

To Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. Order to deliver the 
manor of Quenhull to the nearest friend of the heirs to whom it cannot 
descend by hereditary right, together with the issues thereof, to be kept 
for the heir's use, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that by reason of the death of Joan late the wife of John de 
Wynecote, tenant in chief, and by reason of the minority of Elizabeth, 
John's daughter and heir, who died a minor in the king's wardship, the 
said manor is in the king's hand, and it is held in chief by the service of 
rendering a brach [canem </< moeta) at the exchequer, and that Margaret 
and Jueta, Joan's daughters, are the next heirs of John and Elizabeth, and 
that Margaret is aged eight years and Jueta five years and more. 

To John Golafre, Roger de Berkeroles and Richard de Acton. Order to 
deliver to the executors of the will of Hugh le Despenser, tenant in chief, 
all the issues received by them of the king's lordships of Glaumorgan and 
Morgannogh in Wales, and henceforth until the end of a year, as the king 
lately appointed John, Roger and Richard his justices to hear and 
determine all pleas touching the crown and others touching the said 
lordships, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Hugh's heir, 
and on 8 May last in recompence for divers debts in which the king was 
bound to Hugh, he granted to the executors the custody of two parts of 
all the lands which belonged to Hugh, to hold until the end of a year from 
the day of Hugh's death, together with the rents, issues and other profits 
thereof, and also with the issues of a third part of the said lands until 
Elizabeth, late Hugh's wife, is dowered thereof, except the manor of 
Caveresham, retained in the king's hand for the maintenance of the heir 
until he come of age. 

To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Todeworth, a moiety of the manor of Staunden 
and the advoweon of Todeworth church, restoring the issues thereof to 
Richard son of Henry Husee, knight, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Henry at his death held no lands in chief in his 
demesne as of fee but that he held the premises for life of the grant of 
Joan lute the wife Walter de Huntyngfeld, with remainder to Richard and 
to the heirs of his body, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the 
premises are held of others than the king by divers services. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Nicholas de Clipston, deceased. 



Dec. 5. 

Westmii 



Dec. ». 

Or 



MEMBRANE 5. 

To Henry Sturmy, sheriff of Southampton. Order to expend up to 
111. 16*. Id. in repairing the hall, chapel, chambers and other buildings of 
Winchester castle beyond the sum which he has previously expended 
thereupon by the king's orders. By bill of the treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to Henry earl of Lancaster and 
Lincoln or to his attorney 10/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him of 20/. to Ik; received yearly by the hands of 
the iherifi* for the third penny of the county, as Thomas earl of Lancaster, 
his uncle, used to receive the same'. 



12fi 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

Doc. 5. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster 



Dec. 6. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 8. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 11. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

To Gerard Salvayn, esoheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Thornton in Craven ami the advowson of the 
church there, restoring the issues thereof to Thomas de Boos, son of 
William de Boos of Eamelak, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the esoheator that Margaret de Boos at her death held the said manor 
and advowson for life of the grant of George de Roos, knight, and of Peter 
de Hither, late parson of Kirkeby Misperton church, with remainder to 
Thomas, by a tine levied m the king's court, and that the manor and 
advowson are held of another than the king by certain services. 

Vacated because otherwise below. 

To Peter de Grymesby, esoheator in the liberty of Holdemess. Order to 
deliver a messuage, 2 tofts and 7 bovates of land in Bondbrustwyk to the 

nearest friend of the heir to whom the inheritance ought not to descend, 
together with the issues thereof, to he kept for the heir's use, and not to 
intermeddle further with the lands which John de Gouxhull of 
Bondbrustwyk held of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at 
his death held the said messuage, tofts and land in his demesne as of fee 
in chief as of the honour of Alhemarl, by fealty and by the service of 
rendering to the king at the manor of Brustwyk 6s. 6d. yearly, at 
St. Andrew, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas, and he held divers lands 
in his demesne as of fee of others than the king by divers services, and that 
Robert, his son, is his next heir and aged six years. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to 
receive from John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or from his Serjeants, 
the customs and subsidies due on the GO sacks of wool which the king has 
given him licence to lade in that port and take to Gascony, and to permit 
him to take that wool in accordance with the said grant. By C. 

To John de Colby, escheator in co. Suffolk. Order to deliver the manor 
of Wathe to the nearest friend of the heir to whom it cannot descend In- 
hereditary right, together with the issues thereof, to be kept for the heir's 
use, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John 
Noioun at his death held no lands in chief in that county whereby the 
custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the said 
manor in his demesne as of tee in chief, in free socage, by the service of 
paying 4s. yearly to Norwich castle to the white ferin, and that John, his 
son, is his next heir ami aged four years and more. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, termors of the customs and 
subsidies in all the ports of England and to their mainpernors or their 
attorneys in the port of Boston. Order to pay to William, marquis of 
Juliers or to Henry de Brisele, his attorney, 800J. for Michaelmas term 
hist, in accordance with the king's grant to the marquis of 1,000/. to be 
received yearly, to wit, 000/. of the customs m that port and 100/. at the 
exchequer. 

To Humphrey de Waldeti, escheator in co. Essex. Order to deliver the 
hinds winch he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of John 
Spenser of Morton, to the nearest friend of John sou of 1'honias brother of 
the said John, to whom the) cannot descend by hereditary right ,er 

with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 

escheator that John Spenser at his death held no lands in chief m t! 
county or of any other whereby the OUStod) of his lands ought to pertain 
to the king, but that he held a messuage and IS acres of land in the town 



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Dec. 10. 
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Dec. 3. 

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of Morton in that county in his demesne as of fee of the gift of Richard de 
Skeryngton, clerk, by the king's licence, and he held a messuage and !J0 
acres of land in the said town, and that the premises are held in chief as 
parcel of the manor of Morton, which is held in chief by tin; service of 
finding a horse price 10*. and a sack of hide to attach the sack with an 
iron hook in the king's army in Wales, for forty days and that John the 
son is the next heir and aged two years and more. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order to assign dower 
to Katherine late the wife of Henry Husee, tenant in chief, whose oath the 
king has taken that she will not marry without his licence, of all the lands 
which belonged to her husband at his death. 

The like to Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, termors of the customs and sub- 
sidies in all the ports of England, and to their mainpernors or their deputies 
m the ports of Kyngeston upon Hull and Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to 
pay to Robert Bertram, 100 marks of the issues of the customs in the ports 
of Kyngeston and 100 marks in the port of Newcastle, for Easter and 
Michaelmas terms last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 
1 January in the 20th year of the reign of 100 marks to be received yearly 
in each of those ports, for his good service and because he took William 
Douglas, the king's enemy, in the battle at Durham. 

John Tewyng, chaplain, imprisoned at Colchester for trespass of venison 
in the king's forest of Essex, has a writ to Thomas de Brewes, keeper of 
the Forest this side Trent or to him who supplies his place in the forest of 
Essex, to bail him. 



Nov. 30. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 80. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 11. 
Wefftmio X'-.r. 



Membrane 4. 

To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, '200 acres of land and 60 acres of wood in 
Sheperigge, Farlegh and Bydenham in that county, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, at her death, held no 
lands in chief or of another in that county, but that she was jointly enfeoffed 
of the premises with Nicholas, for themselves and the heirs male of their 
bodies, with remainder to Edmund de la Beche to hold for life, by a fine 
levied in the king's court, and that the premises are held of others than 
the king by divers services, and that Nicholas and Margery died without an 
heir male of their bodies. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order not to inter- 
im sddle further with 5 acres of meadow in Stratfeld Say, restoring the 
thereof to Edmund de la Beche, archdeacon of Berks, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margery late the 
wife of Nicholas de la Beche, at her death, held no lands in chief in that 
county, but that she held the said meadow for herself and the heirs of her 
body by Nicholas de la Beche, with remainder to Edmund in default, to 
hold for life, by a fine levied in the king's court, and the meadow is held of 
the heir of Thomas de Say by the service of Qd. yearly, and that Nicholas 
and Margery died without an heir of their bodies. 

To W. archbishop of York. Although the king lately presented Adam 
de Hoton, his clerk, to the archbishop, to the church of Thornton in 
Craven, void and pertaining to the king's donation by reason of the custody 



lis Calendar of close rolls. 

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Membrane 4 — eont. 



of the land and heir of Margaret de Roos, tenant in chief, requesting him 
to admit Adam to the church and institute him as parson there, prohibiting 
him to present a parson to that church, concerning which a dispute was 
moved in the king's court between the king and Thomas son of William de 
Roos, until it had been discussed whether the advowson ought to pertain 
to the king or to Thomas, and because, by a line levied in the king's court 
and because' by the inquisition taken thereupon it is dear that the reversion 
of the manor of Thornton in Craven, to which the advowson is said to 
pertain and which Margaret held for life, belongs to Thomas and that the 
manor is not held of the king, ho ordered the escheator in co. York not to 
intermeddle further with the manor, restoring the issues thereof , wherefore 
the right of presenting to the church does not at present pertain to the 
king : the king therefore notifies the archbishop to do what pertains to his 
office for the presentation of Thomas, notwithstanding the prohibition 
aforesaid. 

Dec. 16. To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holderness. Order 

Westminster, not to intermeddle further with 40 marks rent issuing from divers 
bondmen and cottagers in the manor of Burton Conestable, restoring the 
issues thereof to Albreda late the wife of John le Conestable of Halsham 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at 
his death held the said rent jointly with Albreda, for themselves and the 
heirs of their bodies, of the grant of Robert le Conestable of Holderaes 
and that the said rent is held of Robert's heirs by the service of a clove 
yearly. 

Dec. 6. To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to cause John 

Orsi'tt. S on and heir of George de Meriet, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the 

lands of which his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, 

as he has proved his age before the escheator ami the king has taken his 

homage for all the lands which his father held in chief and has rendered 

them to him. By p.s. [20806a. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset 

. or/^ and Dorset. By the same writ. 

Jan. 20. To William Gramary, Richard de Goldesburgh, John de Calverleye, John 

Westminster, de YVodehall and William de Rilleston of Craven. Order to be attendant 
upon the collecting, levying and receipt of the triennial tenth and fifteenth 
last granted in the West Riding, co. York, tor the second year of the grant, 
without waiting the presence of Roger de Hewyk, whom the king appointed 
with them for this, as for certain reasons shown before the council the king 
wishes Roger to be discharged of that collecting etc. and has ordered him 
1 '-*1Q no ^ *° intermeddle therewith. By C. 

Dec. 20. To the fermors of the customs and their mainpernors or to their attorn 

Westminster. Order to pay to Henry Pioard or to his attorney 1,47.")/. for Christmas term 
next, as for an advance of 8,000/. made by Henry, Simon de Carton and 
their fellows, the king granted that prompt payment should be made to 
them of the tenths and fifteenths, before the quinzaine of Michaelmas m 
the 22nd year of the reign, that tallies for that sum should be levied at the 
exchequer, and that they should have 20*. of the subsidy on every sack of 
wool taken out of England alter the Baid Michaelmas, until they should he 
satisfied for 4,000/. of true debts, due to them or others bj letters patent 
or bills of the wardrobe, to be surrendered by them at the exchequer, and 
by virtue of that grant the merchants received 6,1002. upon the issues of 
the tenth and fifteenth by tallies levied at the receipt of the exchequer for 
Michaelmas term, as appears by the endorsement of the letters patent 



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surrendered in chancery, and on 1G October in the 22nd year the king 
granted that Henry should receive 20s. on every sack of wool taken out of 
the realm until he should be satisfied for the 5, 900/. remaining in arrear to 
him, notwithstanding assignments to any other merchant, so that he should 
surrender the Letters or hills for 1,000/. of that sum at the exchequer, and 
with the assent of the council the king granted that Henry should receive 
the 5,900/. of the issues of the customs, to wit, at Christmas next 1,475/. 
at Easter following 1,475/. at Midsummer following 1,475/. and at 
Michaelmas following 1.175/. 

Dec. 10. To Humphrey de Walden, escheator in Essex. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle further with the tenements which he took into the king's hand by 
reason of the death of Robert de Burghcher, restoring the issues thereof to 
John son of the said Robert and of Maud his wife, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held jointly with 
John a moietv of the manor of Morton, of the gift of John Gift'ard of Bures, 
for themselves and Robert's heirs, by the king's licence and that Robert held 
in that county certain lands in Grensted and Wodehall with the advowson 
of Grenstede church, for life with remainder to John, and that he also held 
a tenement in Messynge, a tenement in Retyngdon for life of the grant of 
William Pycot and Thomas Hugh, with remainder to John, and that the 
manor of Morton is held in chief by the service of finding a horse price 10s. 
and a sack with a hook to attach it, in the lung's army in Wales, and the 
tenements in Grenstede, Wodehalle, Messynge and Retyngdon and the 
advowson are held of others than the king by divers services, and the king 
1 350 Das ta, keii John's fealty for the moiety. 
Jan. 24. To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 

Westminster, place in the port of Bristol. Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston, what 
is in arrear to him of six tuns of wine yearly, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him on 26 January in the 22nd year of the reign, of six tuns 
of wine to be received yearly for life in that port. 



1349 MEM DIl AXE 3. 

Dec. 10. To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermors of 

We tminster. the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, and to their 
mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick or to his attorney, 500 marks for 
Michaelmas term last, of the issues of the customs in the ports of London, 
Lenn and Boston, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 15 July 
in the 22nd year of the reign, for his good service and for his fee for 
staying with the kin^ with a hundred men at arms, in accordance with the 
form of an indenture' made between the king and him, of 1,000 marks, to be 
received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in the said ports. 

Dec. 4. To William de Langele, escheator in Kent. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with the manors of Stormuth, Done and Childeston, restoring the 
issues thereof to Richard son of Henry Huse, knight, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Henry at his death held 
no lanrls in chief or in demesne or in service in that county, but that he 
hr Id the said manors there for life of the grant of Joan late the wife of 
Walter de Buntyngfeld, with remainder to Richard and to the heirs of his 
body, by B fine levied in the king's court, and that the manors were held 
of the archbishopric of Canterbury, lately void and in the king's hand, 
by knight's Bervice, and tin king lately took the fealty of Master Simon de 
[slep, elect of Canterbury, and reston <l the temporalities of the archbishopric 

to hi iii. 

I \ 2(J i 1 



130 



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1349. 

Dec. I. 
\\ Bstminstei 



.Nov. 28. 
Westminstei . 



Nov. 30. 
Westminster 



Dec. 16. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 20. 
\\ tminstei, 



Deo. 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cn>it. 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Order not to intermeddle 
further with ;i niou t\ of the manor of Staunden in that county, restoring 
the issues thereof to Richard son of Henry Husee, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken b\ the escheator that Henry at his death held no lands 
in chief, but that he held the Baid moiety of the gift and enfeoffment of 
Joan late the wife of Walter de Huntyngfeld, to hold for life with remainder 
to Richard and to the hens of his body by a fine levied in the king's court 
and that the moiety is held of Henry earl of Lancaster, by the service of a 
knight's fee. 

To Thomas do Hoo, escheator in co. Surrey. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage and '2 virgates of land in Padyngdene, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Reginald de Pulfenne at his death, held no lands in chief in 
that county whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, 
but that he held the premises in his demesne as of fee of others than the 
king by divers services. 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Order to deliver to Edmund 
de la Beche, archdeacon of Berks, the manor of Braddefeld with the 
knights' fees and advowson of the church of the manor, and 20/. rent in 
Bastelden, pertaining to the manor, in that county, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas de la Beche and 
Margery his wife jointly held the premises for themselves and the hens 
male of their bodies, with remainder, in default, to Edmund, to hold for 
life, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that they died without an heir 
male, and the manor and rent are held in chief by the service of a knight's 
fee, and the king has taken Edmund's fealty. 

To the keeper of the islands of Jereseye, Gerneseve. Serk and Aureneye 
and to the receiver of those islands for the present or the future, or to th 
w r ho supply their places. Order to permit Nicholas Galicien, if he 
the king's liege man, a native of Jereseye, to minister the offices and 
sacraments to the parishioners of the church of St. Mary in that island. 
and to receive the fruits, rents and issues thereof, as he has besought the 
king to order the hindrances made upon him by the keeper and others of 
those islands, to be amoved, in administering the said offices and receiving 
the said rents etc. F.t enti pa- 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage and a carueate of land in Kgeford in that county, 
restoring the issues thereof to Henry tie Merlaunde, son and heir of Henry 
de Merlaunde, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Joan de Merlaunde at her death held the said messuage and land for 
life of the inheritance of Henry the son, m chief in free socage, by the 
service of a pair of gilt spurs or IW. yearly, and the king lately took the 
homage of Henry the son for all the lands which his father held in chief at 
his death, and rendered them to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas at the suit of 
John de LySOUS, by his petition shown before the king and his eouned, 
showing that all Ins hinds in Wodeootes, Nornianton. Sternthorp, Stokiuu 
and Estdrayton are parcel of his manor of Pledburgh, and that manor is 
bald of the bishop of Lincoln by the service of three knights' fees only, 
and the collectors of co. Nottingham of the aid for making the kin 
eldest son a knight ha\e exacted 80a. of him for the tenements in Stokiuu, 
because, in the rolls sent to thetn by him in evidence of the collecting of 



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1350. 
Jan. 22. 

Westminster. 

Jan. 20. 

Westminster. 

Jan. 22. 
Westminster 



Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — conU 

the aid it runs thus: for the 81st year of Edward I, of John de Lysours 
for three knights' fees in Normanton, Sternthorp and Wodecotes, 61. and 
for half a foe in Stokum 20*., pretending that the tenements in Stokum 
are held by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee by themselves as if 
they were not parcel of the said manor, the king ordered the treasurer and 
barons to take an inquisition upon the matter, and although it is found by 
the inquisition taken before one of the barons of the exchequer that the 
hamlet of Stokum has been parcel of the manor of Fledburgh from the 
time of the conquest and that the said manor is held of the bishop as of 
the barony of Newerk by the service of three knights' fees, and that John, 
the present tenant of the manor, has no other newly acquired lands in 
that county, yet they have not proceeded to his discharge of the said 20s., 
because it is found in the exchequer rolls that answer was made to Edward I 
for a half fee in Stokum beyond the three fees in the last grant of such an 
aid : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons, that if it is found 
by inquisition that the hamlet of Stokum is parcel of the said manor and 
that the manor with its parcels is held by the service of three knights' 
fees, then to receive 61. from John for the said three fees, for the aid, and 
to supersede the demand made upon John for the 20s. for the half fee, 
notwithstanding that answer was made to Edward I as aforesaid. By p.s. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause three verderers for the 
forest of Inglewode to be elected in place of Thomas de Laton, Adam de 
Crofton and Alan de Kirkeby, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Adam de Fenton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Peter de Boxstede, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with certain tenements called the manors of Knepesho and of 
B rye he and with a marsh in Burnham, restoring the issues thereof to 
Isabel late the wife of John Baynard, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John at his death held the premises for life 
jointly with Isabel of the 'gift of Thomas le Rowe, chaplain, and of Lucy 
Shaldeford, for themselves and John's heirs, and that they are held. of 
others than the king by divers services. 

To the same. Order to assign dower to Isabel late the wife of John 
Baynard of the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her 
taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John held in his 
demesne as of fee in that county, a messuage, 80 acres of land, 3 acres of 
meadow, 7 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood and 6s. rent in Little Reynes, 
in chief, by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause 500 quarters of good and 
clean wheat to be bought and purveyed without delay in places where he 
hiil I see fit and to be taken to the port of Boston so that it be there before 
the quinzaine of the Purification next or on that day at latest, to be 
delivered to the attorney of Henry earl of Lancaster by indenture, to have 
of the king's gift, so that the attorney may be able to take the wheat to 
ony for the maintenance of the earl and of the king's other lieges 
there. By K. 



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Nov. :;. 
We tmin iter. 



Membrane 2. 

To the sheriff of York. Order fco amove the king's hand from 2 

iiagea and 1£ Novates of land of Richard de Depeden in Estbrune, 

co, York, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues 



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Dec. 5. 

Westminster. 



Membrane '2 runt. 

thereof to Richard if it is found that they were granted to him by Henry 
son of Aiichci-, by the king's licence, as the king ordered William de Thorp 
and Ins fellows, justices appointed to bold pleas before the king, to certify 
Inm why the premises were taken into the kind's hand, and he returned 
that they were so taken because Richard acquired those tenements, worth 
IDs. yearly, of Henry without obtaining the royal licence, Henry holding 
them of the king as of the crown, and now Richard has besought the king 

to order his hand t;> lie amoved. as long before those tenements were taken 
into the king's hand, the king, by a fine made with him, gave licence to 
Henry to enfeoff Richard of the same, which are held in chief, and gave 
licence to Richard to hold them, as may appear by the king's letters patent 
shown in chancery. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Thornton in (.'raven and with the advowson of 
Thornton church, restoring the issues thereof to Thomas de Roos, son of 
William de Roos of Hamelak, brother and heir of John de Roos, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret de 
Roos at her death held the said manor and advowson of the grant made to 
her and to the said John, her husband, and to John's heirs, by George de 
Roos, knight, and Peter de Richer, by a hue levied in the king's court, and 
that afterwards William gave the reversion of the manor and the said 
advowson to Thomas, after John's death, by virtue of which grant Margaret 
attorned herself to Thomas for the manor and advowson. and they are held 
of another than the king by certain services. 



1350. 

Jan. 18. 
Westminstei 



Jan. 12. 
Westminster 



Jan. 15. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 20. 
Westminstei . 



MEMBRANE 1. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham for the present or the future. Order to 
pay to John de Neuport what is in arrear to him of his ±,1. daily from 88 
August in the 22nd year of the reign and to pay him 2'/. daily henceforth 
in accordance with the king's grant to him on the said day of 2d, to be 
received daily, for life, of the issues of that county, for his good service as 
a sumpter. 

To John de Weseiiham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the prior of 
St. Denys near Southampton a tun of red wine of the present season of 
reek, in accordance with the king's grant to the prior and convent of a tun 
of such wine to be received yearly for the celebration of masses in the 
priory for the souls of all the faithful departed. 

To Richard de Thoreshy, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to Richard Trulove, knight, Robert de Wodehous and Khas le 
Charetter, three letters patent quit of the fee for the seal which pertains to 
the king therefor, to wit, to each a letter of pardon for the death of 
Robert de Stokton. Bj K. 

To Richard lUundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to take the 
fealty of Katherine late the wife of Waryn son of Thomas l.atymer of 
Braybrok, aOOOrding to the form of a schedule enclosed with these present--, 
and not to intermeddle further with the tenements which he took into the 
king's hand b OJ Warm's death, restoring the issues thereof, as the 

king has learned hy inquisition taken hv the escheator that Warm at his 
death was jointly enfeoffed with Katharine of the manors of Westwardon 

and Braybrok, of 86«. rent in Little Boudon, 81 rent in Rishton, 



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1350. 



Jan. 20. 

Westminster 



Jan. 22. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 24. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 20. 

Wftstrrnri.-t'-r. 



Membrane 1 r<*///. 

20s. W. rent in Desburgh, 81. rent in Rothewell, 50s. rent in Little Weldon, 
12s. rent in Carleton and a messuage and a plot of meadow cm lied 
'Kyngesale' in Nortlianipton, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, 
of the gift of Roger de Wakerle, parson of Braybrok church, and of Walter 
Plescy, parson of Wardon church, by a fine- levied in the king's court, and 
that he held certain lands in the town of Braybrok in that county in his 
demesne as of fee, and that the manor of Westwardon is held in chief by 
knight's service, the messuage and meadow are held in chief in free 
burgage, the rent in Desburgh is held of the heir of Stephen Burdoun, a 
minor in the king's wardship, and the manor of Braybrok, the lands in 
Braybrok and the remaining rents are held of others than the king by. 
divers services. 

To John fitz Payn, Simon de Bradeneye and Robert Seintcler. Order, 
upon pain of forfeiture to be attendant upon the collecting and levying of 
the tenth and fifteenth, for three years, in co. Somerset, for the second 
year of the grant, without awaiting the presence of John de Seintlo, whom 
the king appointed with them for this, and whom the king has discharged 
thereof for certain causes shown before the council. By C. 

Mandate to John de Seintclo not to intermeddle further therewith. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk for the present or the future. 
Order to pay to John de Herlyng, the king's yeoman, usher of his chamber, 
20/. yearly, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. to be 
received yearly of the issues of those counties, for life beyond the 12r/. 
daily which the king previously granted to him for life, to be received at 
the exchequer. By p.s. 

Et erat patens. 

To the prior of Ware. Order to pay to John de Ravenesholm, what is 
in arrear to him of 140/. yearly from 27 January in the 22nd year of the 
reign, and to pay him 140/. yearly henceforth of the ferm of that priory, as 
the king granted to John 100/. to be received yearly at the exchequer, and 
afterwards, that he might maintain himself better in the order of knighthood, 
and for his fee for his stay with the king, the king granted to him 40/. to 
be received yearly at the exchequer for life, and subsequently, on the said 
27 January, for the greater security of the payment of the said sums, the 
king granted that he should receive the said 140/. yearly of the ferm of 
that priory, in the king's hand by reason of the war with France, so long 
as that priory should so remain in the king's hand unless the king should 
provide him with land or rent to the value of that sum in the meantime. 

Et erat patens. 

To John Waleys, escheator in co. Nottingham. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Cashall in that county, restoring the issues 
thereof to Katherine late the wife of Warm son of Thomas Latymer of 
Braybrok as the king bas learned by inquisition taken by John de Vaux, 
late escheator in that county, that Warin at his death held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee in that county, but that he was jointly enfeoffed with 
Katherine of the said manor of William la Zousch, archbishop of York, by 
the/ service ol <')<!. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manors of Gofchemundele and Langeton in that 
county, restoring the issues thereof to Katherine, late the wife of Warin 
on ol Thomas Latymer of Braybrok, as the king has Learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Warm at his death held no lands in his demesne 



134 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE IIOELS. 



1350. 



Jan. 23. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 23. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

as of fee m ohief or of any other, but that be beld the Baid manors jointly 
with Katherine of the gift and enfeoffment of Walter de Pleoy, parson of 
Wardon ohuroh and of Roger de Wakerle, parson of Braybrok church, by 

a fine levied in the king's court, and that those manors are held of others 
than the king by divers services. 

To Peter de Grymeshy, escheator in the Liberty of Holdernesse. Order 

to deliver a messuage, a toft, U bovates of la ml and 18</. rent in Ether- 
dwyk to the nearest friend of the heir to whom the inheritance ought not 
to descend by hereditary right, together with the issues thereof, to be kept 
for the heir's use, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Richard son of Stephen de Etherdwyk at his death held the 
premises in his demesne as of fee, in chief as of honour of Albemarl, being 
in the king's hand, by fealty and by the service of rendering 2s. at Martin- 
mas, Is. at Whitsuntide and of rendering 12</. yearly to the abbot of 
Thornton at Martinmas, and that John his son is his next heir and aged 
six years. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to take the fealty 
of John son of Thomas son of John de Spay (sic), knight, in accordance 
with the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to 
him the lands taken into the king's hand by reason of the death of 
Katherine de Sapy, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Katherine at her death held certain lands in Caldecote in 
that county for life of the grant of John de Spay, knight, with remainder 
to the said John son of Thomas and kinsman and heir of the said John de 
Sapy, by the king's licence, and that those lands are held in chief by a 
petty serjeanty, to wit, of rendering a kennet to the king yearly, and that 
John son of Thomas is aged eighteen years and more. 



1349. 

Aug. 23. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 23. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 5. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 11. 

W 1 1 i 



Membrane 16</. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to supersede until Michaelmas next the 
demand made upon John Buktrout of Massam. late guardian of the prebend 
of Massam, for 10 marks of a tine placed upon him for extortions for the 
time when he was guardian, before William de Thorp and his fellows, 
justices appointed to hold pleas before the king at York. By p.s. i^Oo; 1 - 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order, upon sight of these presents, 

to canst' proclamation to be made that no merchants or others shall take 
armour, victuals, or any goods and merchandise to Scotland, upon pain of 
forfeiture, without the king's special licence, and if he finds any doing the 
contrary after the proclamation, he shall arrest them with their armour, 

victuals and goods ami keep them safely until further order, certifying the 
king in chancery of the Dames of those so arrested and of the value B 
quantity of the goods, from time to tune. He shall not omit to do this 
upon pain of forfeiture. P>\ h 

J Fadt ra. 

The like to the sheriffs ot Cumberland and Westmorland. 

Henry tit/ Rogi r, knight, acknowledges that be owes to the prior of the 
Crutched friar-, near the Towei oi London loo/. ; to be levied* in default 

of payment, Of bis lands and chattels in co. Horset. 
( ancelled 1:11 payment. 

John Wyneter of tfaydi ban acknowledges that b> to Andrew 

Aul>iv\ m of London, 10W. ; to be levied eto. in co. Kent. 

< 'ancelled mi payment. 



28 UDWAHI) III. Part 2. 



1:55 



1310. 



Oct. 3. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 16V — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by Stephen de Cosyntone, knight, to John de 
Cosyntone, his eldest brother and to John Vyneter of Maydestane, of a 
yearly rent of 200 marks to be received of all the lands which he has in 
co. Kent, to be paid at Christmas, with power of distraint if the rent be in 
arrear; he has also granted to them all the goods and chattels which he 
has in England or elsewhere on the date of these presents. Dated at 
Maydestane on Monday before the Assumption, 23 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Stephen came into chancery at London on 12 September 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Memorandum that all the things contained in the indenture have been 
fulfilled as the parties have acknowledged and therefore it is cancelled at tlieir 
request. 

John de Dyngele acknowledges that he owes to Eleanor late the wife of 
William Bret 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Kent. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas John de Dyngele and 
Margery his wife are bound by an indenture to Eleanor late the wife 
of William Bret of Chesterford, for certain lands which they hold of 
her in Staundon, Bengho and Ware, of her demise, for her life, in 20 
marks yearly during her life, to be received of the said lands, and John is 
bound to her in 40 marks by the preceding recognisance, to be paid at 
Christmas next, Eleanor grants that if John and Margery pay to her the 
20 marks yearly at the appointed terms, then the recognisance shall be null 
and void, but if not it shall remain in force. Dated at London on 4 October, 
23 Edward III. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Eleanor late the wife of 
William Bret granted at ferm to John de Dyngele and Margery his wife, all 
her lands in Staundon, Ware and Bengho, to hold for her life, for rendering 
20 marks yearly, she has granted to them that they shall hold all the 
said binds in Bengho after her death, saving the payment of the ferm 
aforesaid during her life. Witnesses : Sir Edward de Kendall, Sir Thomas 
Chaumberleyn knights, Thomas atte Lee, John atte Lee, Richard de 
Bydeford, Roger Hotoft, Nicholas Blake, John Anton, William Grymbald, 
Walter Revel, John Quenyld. Dated at Standon on 4 October, 23 
Edward III. 

Memorandum that Eleanor came into chancery at Westminster on 
i October and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Oct. 10. Thomas de Lucy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Eston, 

Wt tminstor clerk, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Lincoln. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Oct. 1 1. John Geryn of Warwick acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Walton, 

W' iimn ter. archdeacon of Bichemund, 100/. ; to he levied etc. in co. Warwick. 

( 'ancelled mi payment . 

Oct. ] i Z. John de Alveton acknowledges that lie owes to John de Hockeleye of co. 

Westminster. Warwick 551. ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 
( 'ancelled <>n payment. 

< >>:i. ]'■'>. Thomas le Latymer, knight, acknowledges thai he owes to William de 

Westminster. Estfeld of Til. lull, clerk, (J marks; to he levied etc. m co. Derby. 



I; if. 



CALENDAB OF close rolls. 



134'.) 

Sept. 21. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Oct. i. 

West minster. 



MEMBRANE I5d. 

John de Wesenham acknowledges that lie owes to Master Simon de 
[slep 500 marks; to bo levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Bedyk, son and heir of Henry de 
Bedyk to Roger Clappishale of Chestrefeld, clerk, of co. Derby, of 101. 
yearly quit rent to be received for life of all Thomas's lands in the towns 
of Welcamstowe and Fyncheslegb in cos. Essex ami Middlesex, with a robe 
and fur price 20s. at Christmas and a surcoat for summer, price 6*. Bd. 
at Whitsuntide next, for Roger's life. For the greater surety of Roger, 
Thomas has put him in possession of the said yearly Pent by '6d. delivered 
to him in the presence of the Following witnesses. Witnesses: John de 
Shirhourn, common clerk of the city of London, Sir Wautier, vicar of 
Welcamstowe, Roger de Talworth, parson of St. Michael, Bassyngeshawe 
in London. Richard Lucas, John de Bedyk, Thomas's brother. Dated at 
London on 15 November. 23 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of grant by Sir Ed[mund] Botiller of Wennne. clerk, to Sir 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder, of all his lands in the town of 
Earssalton, co. Surrey, which came to him by hereditary right after the 
death of William Botiller, knight, his brother, and otherwise. Witnesses: 
Sir Simon de Codyngton, Sir Thomas Buscarl, knights, Reginald le 
Forester, Adam de Sancto Albano, Bartholomew Kynarsle, Ralph Hert, 
John de Vieleston. Dated at Karssalton on Thursday after St. Matthew. 
23 Edward III. 

Enrolment of release by Edmund Botiller, of Wemme, clerk, to Sir 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh the elder, of all his right and claim in all the 
lands which came to him by hereditary right after the death of William 
Botiller. his brother, and otherwise, in the town of Karssalton, co. Surrey. 
Witnesses as above, Hated at Karssalton on Wednesday the feast of 
St. Jerome, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that [Incomplete . 

Brother Nicholas, prior of St. Frideswide, Oxford, acknowleges for 
himself and convent that they owe to Ralph de Cantebrigge, citizen of 
London, and to Robert de Erhethe NO/. ; to be levied, in default of payment. 
of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Oxford. 

( 'ancelled >>>i payment, acknowledged by Hal/ili. 

Henry de Tangniere and Nicholas Colevill acknowledge that they owe to 
Richard de Thoresby, clerk of the hanaper, It'-. : to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

' 'ancelled mi payment. 

To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to release from prison, by the» 
king's speoial favour, John de Tweng, clerk, whom the king lately caused 
to be delivered to the warden to be kept in prison for certain deceits laid 
against him in chancery. Bj K. 



Sept. 28. 
Mortlake. 



Sept. 25. 
Westminster. 



.1// \IBR INE I id. 

Nicholas son of William Annore of London and Adam his brother 
acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Wrotham, citisen oi London 

to he levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city 

of London. 

Richard Medeford of Hakebourn, clerk, ie nominated to the abbot and 

consent of Colchester to receive SUCh pension from that house as tin \ 

bound to give to one oi the king's olerks bj reason of the new creation oi 
the abbot. B) 



S3 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



lfJ7 



1349. 



Oct. 1. 

The Tower. 



Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 1 Vd—cont. 

Simon de Colle, clerk, is nominated to the prior and convent of Coventre, 
to receive such pension from that house as they are hound to render to one 
of the kind's clerks, hy reason of the new creation of the prior. By p.s. 

Humphrey de Waldene, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the prior 
and convent of Rochester in co. Kent ±01.; to he levied, in default of pay- 
ment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Ralph de Frenyngham, knight, and John de Frenyngham, his brother, 
acknowledge that they owe to Reginald de Cobham, knight, 100/. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas Ughtred, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Nevill, 
knight, 50 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 
Cancelled on payment. 



Sept. 1. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 2. 
Gloucester. 



MEMBRANE 13d. 

Enrolment of power of attorney by Colkinus de Lovaign to William de 
Engulton, rector of Sandhurst church, diocese of Canterbury, to sell all 
wards and marriages granted to him by the king and if necessary to demise 
them at ferm, and to receive the money therefrom and from the assign- 
ments made to him upon the tenths and fifteenths by the king, in divers 
counties, and he has appointed the said William and John de Tilteye and 
William de Belegrave to be his general attorneys in England. Dated at 
London on Wednesday, 26 August, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Colkinus came into chancery at London on 27 August 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas de Upton, of London, ' draper,' and Robert Payn, of London, 
' fustier,' acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Brayton, clerk, 10/. ; 
to he levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city 
of London. 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

William prior of Clifford acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to William de Dersham and John Warender 20/.; to he levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
co. Hereford. 

Simon de Forkle of London, goldsmith, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas Bamme of London, goldsmith, 22/. ; to he levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Master John Guitardi de J5urdegal[iaj acknowledges that he owes to the 
king U. 2.s. : to be levied etc. in (iascony. 

Enrolment of release hy William de Fynchingfeld, citizen of London, to 
Henrj de Frowyk of CO. Middlesex, of all his right and claim in all those 
land-., rent-, meadows, pastures, suits of court, heriots, reliefs, escheat,:., 

views of frank pledge and all other appurtenances which lie and Benry 
jointly held of the grant of William fitz Martyn of [seldon in the towns of 
Bchenle, Rugg and Watford, co. I hit ford. Witnesses: John de Durem, 
John de Someresham, William Okerssch, John de Meryden, John de 
Byssheye, Dated at London on Friday after St. Matthew, 28 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at London on 28 

ptemher and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



138 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



L349. 
Sept. 28. 

\\ > , minister. 

Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 1. 

\\ estminster. 



Oct. 19. 

Westminster. 



Mi mbra/ne IS/I — cont. 

John ilf Cornhull son of Richard de Cornhull acknowledges that h<' ow< - 
to Henry de Frowyk 10/.; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in CO. Middlesex. 

Adam atte More acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Chesterfeld. 
parson of Horstede church, GO*. : to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

To the abbot and convent of Westminster. Request to grant to 
Adam son of Jordan de Cantuar[ia], the king's clerk, such yearly pension 
in that house as they are bound to grant to one of the king's clerks by 
reason of the new creation of the abbot, until they provide him with a 
Iietiehce, informing the king of what they do in the matter by the bearer 
of these presents. By p.s. [20683.] 

Richard de Graneby, parson of Northcadebury church, diocese of Bath 
and Wells, acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, clerk, 20/.: to 
Ik 1 levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in co. Somerset. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 



Oct. 21. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 21. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 26. 

1 1, reford. 



MEMBRANE lid* 

Thomas de Ferrari is, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen 
Philippa 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
m co. Northampton. 

John de Wydeford and John atte Mille of Brokesbourn acknowledge that 
they owe to Queen Philippa 4.0 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 

Hugh de Northburgh, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard son 
of Richard de Eccleshale, clerk, 120/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 
Cancelled mi payment. 

Enrolment of release by William son and heir of Elias son of William 
de Middelton to Sir Robert de Knyveton, chaplain, keeper of the chapel of 
St. Mary, Sibethorp and of the chantry there, and to his successors in the 
said chapel and chantry, of all his right and claim in a toft with dovecote, 
garden, croft and other appurtenances in Sibethorp, called ' Middelton 
place,' lying between the field called 'le Milnefeld' on the west and the toft 
formerly of Roger de Botelesford on the east ; also in all other messuages, 
tofts, crofts, lands, pastures, meadows, rents and their appurtenances in 
Sibethorp and Sireston which belonged to him, or which were in the 
possession of himself or his father, whose heir he is, or of William de 
Middelton, Ins grandfather, who held by the law of England after the death 
of Nichola his wife, and which the said keeper holds in the towns of 
Sibethorp and Sireston, or of the gift of Sir Thomas de Sibethorp, parson 
of Bekyngham church, founder of the said chapel and chant rv, who lately 
acquired the said lands and rents. Dated at London on 21 October, 
23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
22 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Robert, bishop of Chiohester, exeoutox of the will of John, archbishop ol 

Canterbury, acknowledges that he owes to the king J>lK)/. •, to he levied, m 

default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 

co. Sussex. 

Note of payment 0/8002. acknowledged by tin king before tin 1 ektmeeU 
Cancelled mi payment, acknowledged by tin- bishop >/ Winektei 

treasurer, and Henry de Greistok, steward of tin king's chambt 



' Ueinl'i .lie I id ia Mauk. 



23 EDWAKD III. Part 2. 



L39 



1349. 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster 



Oct. 80. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 29. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 29. 

Westmiu 



Membrane lid — cont. 

Memorandum that Joan late the wife of Robert do Ferrari is, John de 
Ferrariis, John CJphay and Nicholas Poure, executors of the will of Robert 
de Ferrariis, came into chancery at Westminster on ID October and there 
surrendered to the king that third part of the lands which Robert held of 
the lands -which belonged to John de Bello Campo, tenant in chief, the 
custody whereof the king granted to the said Robert and to Reginald de 
Cobhani, to hold until John's heir should come of age, to hold in part 
satisfaction of certain debts in which the king was bound to Robert and 
Reginald, and they asserted that they did not wish to hold the said third 
part further or to intermeddle therewith. 

John de Whitewell, parson of Rand church, executor of the will of 
Hasculph de Whitewell, puts in his place John de Caldon, to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 100 marks, made to Hasculph in chancery 
by John de Pedewardyn, parson of Toft church, diocese of Lincoln. 

Ralph de Shelton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 40/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Memorandum that this recognisance is made for the greater security to 
the king for the marriage of Ralph son of the said Ralph and kinsman 
and heir of Hugh Burgulon, granted to him under a certain form, wherefor 
Ralph has the king's letters patent dated 28 October. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William de Cusancia, late keeper, 
and William de Retford, afterwards keeper of the wardrobe. 

John son of Simon Coterel of W 7 ynkefeld and John Saward of Warfeld 
acknowledge that they owe to Master Alexander de Neuport, parson of 
Warfeld church, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Aspale acknowledges that he owes to Henry Picard, citizen 
and merchant of London, 724/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 

Memorandum that Master James de Bononia, asserting himself to be the 
proctor of A. cardinal bishop of Tusculum, to pursue the execution of a 
provision made to the cardinal by the pope of the treasury of St. Peter's 
church, York, as is said, on 28 October, publicly promised before the 
bishop of St. David's, the chancellor, in the presence of William de Thorp, 
chief justice, John de Sancto Paulo, the elect of Dublin, David de 
Wollore, keeper of the chancery rolls, William de Shareshull, one of the 
of the Bench and other clerks of chancery, that he would do 
nothing to the king's prejudice in that matter in the cardinal's name or 
otherwise, and that he will not intermeddle therewith. [Fadera.] 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to admit William 
de lloton as the attorney of Thomas de Lucy, sheriff of Cumberland and 
escheator in that county and in cos. Westmorland and Lancaster, to make 
In-; proffer and to render his account for the said offices, as Thomas is 
staying in the march of Scotland for its defence, so that he cannot come to 
make his proffer and to render his account on the morrow of Michaelmas. 

ByC. 



Membrane lOd. 

Nov. 5. Petei Tryvet of Sidebury acknowledge that he owes to Nicholas 

etfc Whytryng of Sydebury 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
land and chattels in co. Devon 

. 6. The same Peter acknowledges that he owe,, to William de Chikeston 

r tt. loo/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 



I 10 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340. 

Nov. 5. 
Orsett. 

Nov. 6. 
Westminster. 

Nov. 8. 
Westminster. 



Nov. <h 

\\ est sin . 



Membrane 10'/ — cont. 

Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder, acknowledges that he owi 
Queen Philippa 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Master John de Echyngham, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder. HOI. ; to be Levied etc. in eo. Kent. 

John son of John Legal acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Mauny, 
knight, 200/. ; to be levied etc. in eo. Hertford. 

Enrolment of release by John de la Grave to William Germy and Lsabel 
his wife of all manner of actions for waste in the manor of Moese which 
they hold for Isabel's life. Dated at Westminster on 8 November, 23 
Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 7 November 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 7 November, 28 Edward III 
testifying that whereas John de la Grave on that day acknowledged in 
chancery at Westminster that he was hound to William Germj and Isabel 
his wife in 200/. to be paid at Michaelmas next, William and Isabel grant 
that if they hold peaceably the manor of Moeuse for Isabel's life, without 
hindrance from John, and the executors of William and Isabel, after the 
death of either, shall not he disturbed in their goods and chattels in the 
manor, then the recognisance shall he null, but otherwise it shall remain 
in force. Dated as aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum that both John and William and Isabel came into chancery 
at London on 8 November and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of the partition of the lands which Eleanor late the wife of 
John son of Bertram de Cryel held for life of the inheritance of Joan late 
the wife of William Baud, kinswoman and heir of John, and of Michael 
de Ponynges, knight, son and heir of Agnes, Joan's sister, kinswoman and 
heir of John, with the assent of those heirs, made by William de Langele, 
escheator in co. Kent, to wit : — 

The purparty of the said Joan, to wit : 

The manor of Esshemeresfeld with appurtenances, except 4/. of 
yearly rent assigned to the other part, and an acre of land in le 
Westfeld in the manor of Estwell. 
The purparty of Michael, to wit : — 

The manor of Estwell with land in le Merssh and the advowson 
etc. and all its other appurtenances, except the aforesaid a. 
assigned to the other part ; also 1/. of yearly rent of the manor 
of Esshemeresfeld. 

Master Bernard Brocas, parson of the church of St. Nicholas. Gnldeford, 
puts in his place Richard Pruet, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance 
for 100 marks made to him in chancery by Philip de Lekford. 

John (iastmelli, clerk, general attorney of the executors of the will of 
Heratd de la Bret, puts in his place Hugh lYregrmi, clerk, John tie 
Longesdon, Arnald Martvn, vintner ot London, and Gerard Nod called 
' Trente,' to receive certain sums from Edward de Monte Aouto, acknow- 
ledged by him to John In the law merchant. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to MU86 
proclamation to he made t hat no merchant or other of the king's allegiam B, 
upon pain of forfeiture, shall presume to buy salt at La La\ orelsewher* in 
I'oitou (I'utaria) except from Henry earl of Lancaster, whom the king I 
appointed his captain in those parts, or from the one supplying bis place 
Or from his ministers, as the king is informed that certain person 

entered his sail pit in Poitou, usurping divers profits thereof. D> l\. 



2:5 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



141 



1349. 

Nov. 18. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 20. 

Orsett. 



Membrane 10'/ — cont. 

William Malyns acknowledges that he owes to William de Dalton, clerk, 
15/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Oxford. 

( 'ancelled mi payment. 

To the justices of the Bench. Whereas Roger Bavent, knight, on 1 July 
in the 18th year of the reign, granted by charter all the manors, demesnes 
and lands which he then held in England and in Wales to the king, who 
afterwards granted them to him to hold for life with reversion to the king, 
and now the king has learned that certain persons, scheming to defraud 
him of that reversion, have caused certain letters obligatory, according to 
the form of the law merchant for 5,000/., to be made under Roger's name 
on the said day, and sue before the justices for the execution upon those 
letters by virtue of certain writs by certificates sent into chancery, which 
would be to the king's prejudice, especially as the reversion pertains to him : 
he therefore orders the justices not to proceed to make any execution upon 
those writs without consulting him. 



Sept. 28. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 

Westminster. 



Oct. V.). 
Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 22. 
Wmtonin 



MEMBRANE 9<l. 

To the treasurer and bai'ons of the exchequer. Order to take the oath 
of .Master Paul de Monte Florum that he will not go far from the city of 
London and that he will return to the Flete prison at the Purification, 
and to permit him to go whither he will, superseding the demand 
made upon his goods and chattels in the meantime, as Paul had a day by 
process held in the exchequer, at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, to 
satisfy the king for 19,189/. 14s. 5'/. due for money wrongly received by 
him, for which he was detained in the said prison, and was released 
therefrom until the said quinzaine, but the king wishes to give Paul more 
time to satisfy him for the said sum. By p.s. [20677.] 

To the same. Order to release William Pouche from prison, where he 
is retained for divers debts in which he is bound to the king, by a mainprise, 
as he is about to set out to Flanders on the king's affairs, and he has found 
before the king in chancery John tie Bedeford, Richard de Wedon, John de 
Chevele, Simon atte Grene and William de Cogeshale of the city of 
London, mainpernors, who have undertaken to have him before the treasurer 
and barons on the quinzaine of Easter next. Proviso that if William does 
not set out as aforesaid the mainprise shall be null and he shall return to 
prison and remain there until be satisfy the king for the said debts. 

By p.s. [20681.] 

Thomas archbishop of Tuam in Ireland acknowledges that he owes to 
Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder, 100*. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Ireland. 

John Aylmer, chaplain, diocese of Norwich, and William Heylot of 
Lesingham acknowledges that he owes to William de Cothull and John 
Martyn 20/. ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Norfolk. 

Richard atte Doune of London, 'deghere,' acknowledges that he owes to 
John Beyner, citizen and cornmongei of London, 10/.; to be levied etc. in 
the city of London. 

John fie 1'eryhy of Sutton in Hatfeld acknowledges that he owes to Oueen 
Pbilippa G marks; to he levied etc. in co. Nottingham. 



U2 CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



L349. Membrane 9d—cont. 

Oct. 23. Thomas Dewemara of Ebsam acknowledges that he owes to Peter de 

Westminster. Asshehurst, citizen a ml brushwood seller of London, 10/.; to be levied etc. 
m co. Surrej . 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Joan late the wife of John del Isle 
of Gatecombe, made by William de Ryngebourn, escheator iu the Isle of 
Wight, in the presence of Henry de Greystok, steward of the king's 
chamber, on 21 September, 2;-> Edward 111, in the manor of Gatecombe, a 

low chamber at the west head of the hall; another small chamber at the 
east head of the same hall with upper chamber and chimney and called 
•la Noricerye'; another house disposed for a kitchen with dairy annexed, 
under one roof; another house containing a wash house and larder house ; 
a wine press house; also a house called the chamber of the squires, a third 
pail of a grange, to wit from the inner beam towards the limit ; a grange 
called 'le Estbern' ; a third part of the issue of a dovecote; a third part 
of a plot within the court where the houses were lately burned, to wit 
burned from the west head of la Uppebern, continuing by the ash ti 
near the dovecote to the hay above; a certain garden called 'le Uppegardyn,' 
entire; a small curtilage behind the dairy house for cultivating vegetables; 
free way to the water well as often as necessary and also to all the pla 
assigned to her; a third part of the issues of the fishponds in the manor; 
a third part of the issues of the fishery of the water of Pydeford. a third 
part of the ancient garden in the east part thereof as divided by the 
bounds; a certain croft called 'Cleyhull,' entire; a meadow called "la 
Longemede'; another meadow called 'la Whitemede' ; a piece of meadow 
on the south part of the way leading from Faselham towards Somersburgh ; 
a piece of arable land in the croft without the gate on the south part thereof 
as shown by certain bounds; a piece of arable land near the way leading 
to la Chute, another piece of arable land near les Berghes : a plot of aral 
land called ' Everlond,' entire; a parcel of arable land in la Combe on the 
north side thereof near the sheepfold as divided by certain bounds; another 
piece of arable land called c la Fisacres ' with a house there which lately 
belonged to John Hachard, assigned for a sheepfold; a certain piece of land 
called ' le Shorteforlong ; a plot of land on the west part, of Walter le Conk, 
entire to le Creyneweye; a parcel of land called ' Reyneldescroft ' entire; a 
piece of land called ' le Nbrthcroft' ; a parcel of pasture called •Ouyesdoune' 
entire, except a plot reserved to this lord for depositing refuse; a third 
part of a pasture upon Yvtelhull with a third part of moor, willows, brake 
and violets there ; a third part of pasture upon the hills of Langedon, 
Hethietont and Bretecombe; the whole wood called 'la Westwode' with 
wood of Eerdewegh in the south part of la Rondeweye with all the sport 
and warren therein, a third part of the mills of the manor; the rents and 
services of the following bondmen: Isabel atte Shute, Margery Gippes, 
John Hurlebat, Philip de Snotedon, Geoffrey Portesy, Robert Girpe ami 
Thomas If Short ; a third part of the rent and service of the land w Inch Intel) 
belonged bo Walter de Bretecombe; a third part of the rents and services of 
all free tenants of the manor with ward, marriage, relief, heriot, perquis 
court and other profits; a third part of the bondmen of the manor owing 
capitage with their services; a third turn of conferring the church oi I 
combe, when void : also iu the manor of Chesthull there is assigned to her a 
third part of the site o\' tbe court there as divided by bounds ; a third part of 
the issues of the do\eeote there; a third part of arable land and a third part of 
the pasture as lie iu I be east part of the fields then', marked by certain 
bounds; a thud part of the rents and services of all tenants of the mar 
both free and bond, with a third pari of the heriots, wards, mat 
reliefs, tines, perquisites of QOUrt and other profits of the manor, 
at ( rateoombe as aforesaid. 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



143 



1349. 

Nov. 8. 
Orsett. 



Nov. 9. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 10. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 13. 
Orsett. 



Membrane tid — cont. 

John de Moubray, lord of Brembre, acknowledges that be owes to 
Richard de Mallyngge and to John de Cressyngham, citizens of London, 
100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of bis lands and chattels in 
co. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

The same John de Moubray acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Bedeford, citizen of London, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 

John Mynyot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Anketinus Salvayn, 
knight, and to Andrew de Merkyngfeld, knight, 80/. ; to be levied etc. in 
co. York. 

Anketinus Salvayn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Andrew de 
Merkyngfeld, knight, and to John Minyot, knight, 200/. ; to be levied etc. 
in co. Oxford. 

Andrew de Merkyngfeld, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Anketinus 
Salvayn, knight, and to John Minyot, knight, 120/. ; to be levied etc. in 
co. York. 

Ralph de Usflete, prebendary of Tolleshunte in the free chapel of St. 
Martin le Grand, London, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Cusancia, dean of the free chapel of St. Martin le Grand, London, 15/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in co. York. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Mourton, of Gersyngdon, acknowledges that he owes to Stephen 
de Gersyngdon, clerk, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

Ralph baron of Stafford acknowledges that he owes to Joan late the wife 
of Robert de Ferers, Nicholas Poure and John de Upheye 200 marks; to be 
levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John Beynyn, draper of London, acknowledges that he owes to Master 
Edmund de Morteyn 40/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Enrolment of release by Henry de Stoghton to Sir John de Molyns, 
knights, Egidia his wife, William their son and John's heirs, of all his 
right and claim in the manor of Henle near Worplesdon with all its 
appurtenances and also in all the lands in Framlesworth and Henle in the 
parish of Aisshe, co. Surrey; with a general release to them. Witnesses: 
Master Robert de Wykf'ord, clerk, Henry de Lokkesle, John de Wydewell, 
George de Wydewell, John Est, William atte Gate of co. Surrey, Martin 
Clnumceaux, Hugh le Wolf, John de Bledelawe of co. Buckingham. Dated 
at Westminster on Monday after Martinmas, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Henry came into chancery at Westminster on 
17 November and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane h<i. 

Oct 27. John de Meriet and John de Forde acknowledge that they owe to James 

Westminster, de Thame, citizen of London, 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
tbeir land and chattels in co. Somerset, 
( 'ancelled on payment, 



144 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

Oct. 29. 
\\ estmin iter. 



Nov. 2. 
Orsett. 



Nov. 4. 
Orsett. 



Nov. 4. 
Orsett. 



Nov. 7. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 7. 
Westminster 



Membrane 8d—cont. 

Thomas son of Thomas Foljaumbe, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
Godfrey Foljaumbe 200/.; to be Levied etc. in co. Derby. 

Richard de Chaddesle, parson of Cory Ryvel church, acknowledges that 
he owes to Robert de Chestrefeld ;>0/.; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Somerset. 

i 'uncalled on payment. 

Michael de Units acknowledges that he owes to John de Dyngele 10/.; 
to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

William de Hatfeld, goldsmith of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
John Pyel, citizen of London, 100 marks; to he levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Thomas son of Walter de Hungerford acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry de Walton, archdeacon of Richemund, 100/. ; to he levied etc. in co. 
Wilts. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Henry de Walton, archdeacon of Richemund, Richard de Wylughby, the 
elder, knight, John de Wynwyk, Walter Power, parson of Leek church, 
Richard de la Pole of Hertyndon, Henry de Motelowe and John Bulne\ - 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Meldon, knight, 600/. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Northampton. 

< 'ancelled mi payment. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by William de Meldon, knight, 
from Henry de Walton, archdeacon of Richemund, Richard de Wylughby, 
the elder, John de Wynwyk, Walter Power, parson of Leek church, Richard 
de la Pole of Hertyndon, Henry de Mutlowe and John Bulneys of 200/. 
in part payment of (!00/. in which they were hound to him by the preceding 
recognisance. Dated at Westminster on 6 November, 1349. 

Memorandum that William de Meldon came into chancery at Westminster 
on 6 November and acknowledged the preceding letter of acquittance. 

Anketinus Salvayn, knight, Andrew de Merkyngfeld and John Myneot, 
knight, acknowledge that they owe to John de Coloyne and to Bartholomew 
Thomasyn, merchant, 200/. ; to be levied, is default of payment, of then- 
lands and chattels in co. York. 

' 'ancelled mi payment. 

John de la Grave acknowledges that he owes to William Germy, knight, 
and Isabel his wife 200/. : to be levied etc. in co. Esses 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

lltnrv Eauconer of co. Sussex acknowledges that lie owes to John tie 
Kyngesfold GO/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 

The same Henry acknowledges that he owes to the said John 601.; to 
be le\ ietl as aforesaid. 

Geoffrey Malherbe of Feneton acknowledges thatheowei to Nicholas 
Whytyng and to William de Chikston 1002.; to be levied etc. m i 
Devon. 

Peter Tryvet of Bideburj acknowledge thai b< >^< to William de 
Chikston and Nicholas Whytyng LOOJ. ; to be levied etc. in co. Somei 



2:5 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 145 



i oaq Membrane titl-—c<>nt. 

Enrolment of grant by William Withtheberd of Wylyen to Henry le 
Ward of Mitilton Caynes of a messuage in the town of Broughton, situate 
between the messuage of Thomas le Day and the messuage of William 
Matheu, and 164 acres and a rood of arable land and 2 acres H roods of 
meadow and a rood of the pasture. Witnesses: Richard Withtheberd 
of Broughton, John Byby, William Pasleu, John de Broughton, Thomas 
Day, John Cok. Dated at Broughton on Sunday after the Annunciation, 
28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William Withtheberd came into chancery at West- 
minster on 7 November and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Emma late the wife of Sir John 
Muschet, knight, and William de Lavenham, testifying that whereas Emma 
has enfeoffed William with all the lands, rents, services, meadows, pastures 
and with their appurtenances in the towns of Brunne, Knappewell, Bokes- 
worthe, Swaveseye and Drayton, rendering to her yearly for her life, during 
the life of William Muschet the elder, 7 marks, and after the said William's 
death, \Ql. a year for her life, Emma has released to William de Lavenham 
all her right in all the said lands etc. saving to her the rent aforesaid. 
Dated at London on Sunday before Martinmas, 23 Edward III. Frank. 

Oct. 15. To John de Wyndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. Order 

Westminster, to certify the steward and auditors of the account of the king's chamber at 
Westminster of all lands and rents in the king's hand and in the escheator's 
custody, by reason of forfeiture or escheat, from time to time, so that they 
may be able to do what seems best for the king, as on 12 October last the 
king reserved all such lands to his chamber. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

Walter Turk, mayor of London and escheator in that city. 

William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. 

Thomas de Hoo, knight, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. 

Robert de Hadhani, escheator in co. Middlesex. 

Humphrey de Walden, knight, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. 

Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. 

Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. 

Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 

Ayrner Fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. 

John Daberoun, escheator in co. Cornwall. 

Simon Basset, knight, escheator in co. Gloucester. 

Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. 

Richard Dansey, escheator in co. Hereford. 

John de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford. 

Richard Biundel, knight, escheator in co. Northampton. 

Saier de Roeheford, knight, escheator in cos. Lincoln and Rutland. 

Gerard Salvayn, knight, escheator in co. York. 

Thomas de Lucy, knight, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmoreland 
and Lancaster. 

.I',h n de Colby, knight, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Thomas Fremband, knight, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

John Lanndels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. 

John de Wyndesore, escheator in cos. Warwick and Leicester. 

The escheator in cos. Nottingham and Derby. 

John de Clifford, escheator in CO. Northumberland. 

Robert de Angerton, mayor and escheator in the town of Newcastle 
upon Tyne. 



1-lli 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1349. 

Nun. 18. 
Oraett. 



Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 26. 
Rotherhithe. 



Oct. 2G. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 24. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 28. 

Westminster. 



Membrane id. 

Roger Ruse, knight, and Gilbert de Ledred acknowledge that they owe 
to Walter Page, oitizen and skinner of London, executor of the will of 
Robert de Glappewell, <>:i/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in CO. Surrey. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

The same Roger acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de Ledred 632. ; 
to be Levied etc. in co. Surrey. 

John de Cauce of Eoldernesse acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Newenham, clerk, 100*. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Thomas son and heir of Henry Bidyk acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas Forde of London, merchant, 100 marks; to be levied etc. in co. 
Essex. 

< 'ancelled mi payment. 

I ';> the abbot and convent of Athelyngneye. Request to grant to John 
de Kele, the king's clerk, such pension from their house as they are bound 
to render to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the 
abbot until they provide him with a suitable benefice, informing the king 
of what they do in the matter by the bearer of these presents. 

Byp.s. 20739.] 

In like manner Thomas de Keynes, clerk, is nominated to the abbot and 
convent of Malmesbury to receive a yearly pension from their house. 

By p.s. 

William de la Pole son of Richard de la Pole, knight, acknowledges that 
he owes to William de la Pole the elder, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

( 'ancelled mi payment. 

Enrolment of grant by John son of Henry de Padmere and Thomas 
Smith (faber) of Berkyng, clerk, to John Porter of Berkyng and Alice 
daughter of Sir John de Padmere, knight, his wife, of all the lands and 
rents which they formerly held of the gift and enfeoffment of the said 
John Porter in the town of Berkyng. Witnesses ; Thomas Paaselewe, 
knight, William Northoft, Alexander l.etoigne, John Sampkyn. William 
Malmeyns, Adam atte Helle, Nicholas, clerk, hated at Berkyng on Sunday 
after the Decollation of St. John de Baptist, 28 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that John son of Henry and Thomas came into chance- 
Westminster on 1 December and acknowledged the preceding charter. 

Enrolment of grant by Edmund de Hengham, rector of All Saints' 
church, Btanyngohurohe, in London, and Henry de Wolston, chaplain, to 
Nigel, son of Richard de Hakeneye, oitiaen of London, and Margaret his 
wife, daughter of John de Hardyngham, of all that messuage which 
formerly belonged to Robert le Forster in the town of Stebenheth, co. 
Middlesex, with the houses and gardens pertaining and with l acres of 

meadow lying in a croft wiihin the close of that messuage ; also 69 - of 

arable laud and "> \ acres of meadow lying m the following places and pi* 
in the -ii,l town ami OOUnty, whereof 20 acres of land ho in a piece called 
• Basesfeld' contiguous to the croft on the east side of the messuage, and 
17 acres of the lands lie m another piece called ' Clontesfeld,' and 8S 
lie ill another piece called ' 1 1 iin^irdoiine ' m the town of Stebenheth and 

the town of Hakeneye, and the ■>] acres of meadow he m a puce called 



28 EPWAIil) III.— Part 2. 



147 



1349. 



Membrane Id — emit. 

' Bernamesmede ' in the town of Stebenheth near Stratford atte Bowe, and 
if Nigel and Margaret die without heirs of their bodies the premises shall 
remain to Nigel and to his right heirs. Witnesses : John Galeys, Thomas 
Moriz, John de Triple, Nicholas atte Wyke, Richard de Haddelee, John do 
Hardingham. Dated at Stebenheth on Sunday the eve of St. Andrew, 
23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Edmund and Henry came into chancery at West- 
minster on 1 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by Nigel son and heir of Richard de Hakcneye, 
citizen of London, to Master Edmund de Hengham, rector of All Saints' 
church, Stanyngeherch, London, and to Sir Henry de Wolston, chaplain, of 
all his messuage which formerly belonged to Robert le Forster in the town of 
Stebenheth, co. Middlesex, with the houses and gardens pertaining thereto, 
with 4 acres of meadow in a croft within the close of the messuage, also 
69 acres of arable land and 5J acres of meadow, lying in divers places and 
pieces [as in the ■preceding deed], to hold as Nigel held them by hereditary 
right after the death of Richard his father. [Witnesses as above.] Dated 
at Stebenheth on Wednesday the feast of Martinmas, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Nigel came into chancery at Westminster on 
1 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Nov. 26. 
Rotherhithe. 



Nov. 27. 
Kotherhithe. 



Oct. 16. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 6(7. 

John Gogh the younger, parson of Mickelham church, acknowledges that 
he owes to John de Ellerker, clerk, 20^. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 

William de Elmeleye, parson of Dalton church, acknowledges that he owes 
to Thomas de Redmar of Appelby, chaplain, \0l. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
York. 

John de Estbury of co. Berks acknowledges that he owes to Henry de 
Walton, archdeacon of Richemond, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Cancelled on 'payment, acknowledged by Richard de Northivell, one of the 
executors of tin- archdeacon's will. 

To Richard de Kelleshull. Order to have all the records and processes 
determined and not determined before himself, William Scot and their 
fellows, justices for gaol delivery at Neugate gaol, before William de Thorp, 
himself and their fellows upon the next gaol delivery and to proceed to 
that delivery in accordance with the law and custom of the realm, as divers 
processes concerning the death of Thomas Baroun and other felonies begun 
against Richard de Tiffeld, Alice his wife and several other prisoners 
in the said gaol, are not yet determined before Richard, William 
Scot and their said fellows, and William de Thorp, Richard and then 
fellows, now justices for that gaol delivery cannot proceed to the same 
without the said processes which are in Richard's custody, it is said, and 
flic king does not wish the prisoners to be unduly aggrieved by a longer 
detention in the said gaol. 

Enrolment of grant by John Porter of Berkyng to John son of Henry 
de Padmere and Thomas Smith (fabro) of Berkyng, clerk, of all the lands 
and rents which lie held in the town of Berkyng. Witnesses: Alexander 
Betoygne, John Sampkyn, William Mahneyns, John Mahneyns, of 



1 is 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



349 



Dec. 2. 
Westminster 



Dec. 7. 
Westminster, 



Dec. 11. 

Orsett. 



Sept. 30. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 16. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 1G. 
Westminster, 



Dec. 1G. 
\\ estminster. 



Dec. 17. 
Westminster, 



Membrane Gd — cont. 

Cranebrok, Adam atte Belle, Nicholas Le clerk, John Coupere. Dated at 
Berkyng on Thursday alter St. Bartholomew, 2;t Edward III. 

Memorandum that John Porter came into chancery at Westminster on 
1 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Gilbert Chasteleyn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Manny, Knight, 120?. ; to he h\ ied, m default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Oxford. 

Henry Talyfer of Great Yarmouth acknowledges that he owes to 
Reginald de Cobham, knight, 110/. ; to he levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

John de Moubray, lord of Axiholm, acknowledges that he owes to 
Richard de Kislynglmry, citizen and draper of London, 1462. ; to be levied 
etc. in co. Bedford. 

i 'ancelled mi payment. 

Simon de Kyngeston acknowledges that he owes to John de Eccleshale, 
canon of London, and to John de Wymbourn, parson of Wytrechesham 
church, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Edmund Plambard acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Clonne, clerk, 
40/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 
( 'ancelled mi payment. 

To the treasurer and harons of the exchequer. Order to receive John de 
Nenton to make the proffer of Thomas de Rokehy. late sheriff of York and 
escheator there, by reason of that shrievalty, and Nicholas de Sutton to 
make his proffer by reason of the escheatry, and to render his accounts for 
those offices, as Thomas is so occupied upon divers affairs of the king m 
that comity that he cannot come to make his proffer and render his 
accounts on the morrow of Michaelmas next. By t'. 

Walter de Donewico, vicar of Tatynton church, acknowledges that he 
owes to Hamo, bishop of Rochester, 40/. ; to be levied, m default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Suffolk. 

John Dymmok the elder and Thomas Rulneys acknowledge that they 
owe to Henry de Walton, archdeacon of Uichemund, 100 marks ; to he 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in eo. Warwick. 

To the mayor and bailiffs ami the keepers of the passage of Dover. 
Order to permit brother William Chaunon, fellow monk of the ahbot of 
St. Nicholas, Angers, and proctor of that abbot in England, who is going 
to parts beyond the sea on matters concerning the abbey, by the king's 
licence, to cross from that port with two men and three horses below the 
price of 100s. with 1/. in gold of the stamp of England for his e\pen- 
provided that he and his men bake no tipportum with them beyond the said 
expenses. 

Riohard Smelt of London acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hastynges of co. Surrey 2002.; to be levied, m default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in CO. Sussex. 

i 'ancelled mi payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Richard Smelt, citiien and 
fishmonger of London, lately acquired the manor of Grenohe, in the lib 
of Bastyngg in oo. Kent, together with a chapel in that manor of Thomas 
de Bastyngg, son of William de Hastyngg, knight, of oo, Sussex, William 

son ol the said Thomas lee; released to Riohard all his right and claim in 



23 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



L49 



1349. 



Membrane Cxi cont. 



the said manor and chapel. Walter Turk, mayor of London, A flam fie 
Bury and Ralph de Lenne, sheriffs of that city. Witnesses : John de 
Gloucestre, William Kere, John de Triple, John de Cauntehrigg, Richard 
de Belstede, clerk. Dated at London on Wednesday after St. Lucy, 23 
Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said William son of Thomas came into chancery 
at London on 17 December, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Clifton son of Richard de Clifton of 
Newerk to John son of Robert de Kyelm of Newerk, draper, of all that 
tenement which he held by hereditary succession after the death of Richard 
his father in the street called ' Baldertongate ' in Newerk, Avhich tenement 
is situate between the tenement of Alan Flemyng towards the north and the 
tenement of Maud Malet towards the south. Witnesses : Simon de 
Worstede, William de Tudenham, William Tryg, Thomas de Shene, 
William atte Corner, Stephen de Staneford, Henry Brenge. Dated at 
London on Saturday after Hilary, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John de Clifton came into chancery at Westminster on 
20 January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Nov. 24. 
Orsett. 



Dec. 1. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 1. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 5<l. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order, upon sight of these presents, to go to 
the town of Bedeford and cause proclamation to be made that no knight, 
esquire or other person shall have jousts or do other deeds of arms upon 
pain of forfeiture, and if he finds any doing the contrary after the 
proclamation he shall take them with their horses, arms and other goods 
and keep them safely until further order, informing the king of the names 
of those arrested and of the price of the horses, armour and goods, as the 
king is informed that certain jousts have been newly proclaimed at Bedeford 
between two knights. By K. and C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order not to permit any men 
at arms, pilgrims or others of the realm, except a known merchant or 
envoy, to cross from that port, without the king's special order, and to 
show such diligence that the king may not have cause to punish them for 
their neglect, as no small part of the people of England has died in the 
present pestilence and the treasure of the realm is exhausted, and the king 
has learned that many of the realm cross to parts beyond with the money 
which they have, and if this is suffered the realm may soon be destitute 
both of men and of treasure. By K. and C. 

' Fadera.] 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover and of fifteen other places. 
Tin bailiffs of Maldon and of thirty other places. 
The mayor and sheriffs of London. Ibid.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order tocause proclamation to be made that 
no man at arms, pilgrim or other person <>(' England, except a known 
in' reliant or envoy, shall cross to parts beyond, upon pain of forfeiture. 

By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The henit of Northumberland. 
The iheriff of York. 

The lierill' of Lincoln. 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 



150 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1349. 



Membrane <"W — cont. 



The sheriff of Essex. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The sheriff of Sussex. 

The sheriff of Southampton. 

The sheriff of Dorset and Somerset. 

The sheriff of Devon. 

The sheriff of Cornwall. 

The sheriff of Gloucester. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas John Rede of Hastyngg, John 
WaUere and Edmund de Northwyoh lately acquired the manor of Northeye 
in the liberty of Hastyngg with the advowson of the chapel in that manor 
of Richard Smelt, citizen and fishmonger of London, which manor and 
advowson Richard held of the gift and enfeoffment of Thomas de Hastyngg, 
son of William de Hastyngg, knight, of co. Sussex, William son of the said 
Thomas has released to John Rede, John Wallere and Edmund de North- 
wych all his right and claim in all that manor and advowson. Walter 
Turk, mayor of London, Adam de Bury and Ralph de Lenne, then sheriffs 
of London. Witnesses: John de Gloucestr[ia], William Kere, John de 
Triple, John de Cauntebrigg, Richard de Belstede, clerk. Dated at 
London on Wednesday after St. Lucy, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said William son of Thomas came into chancery 
at London on 17 Decemher and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



MEMBRANE 4(/. 

Enrolment of release by William de la Pole, knight, and Margaret his 
wife to Sir John de Lyle, lord of Rougemont (de Rubeo monte), of all his right 
and claim in the manors of Alricheseye, Edworth and Potton in co. Bedford 
and in the manor of Coldham with its members in co. Cambridge, and the 
manors of Everton and Offord with the advowson of the church of the 
same in co. Huntingdon and the manors of Coton with the advowson of the 
church thereof, Bruton, part of Clif , Assheley, Weteryng and Assheby David 
with the advowson of the church thereof, in co. Northampton, with their 
appurtenances and all rights and easements. Witnesses : John ritz Rauf, 
Almeric de Welyngton, -John Daspale, John de Hales, Thomas de (.'balers, 
Robert Borsteller, knights, John Dengayn, William Muchet, John de 
Brugham, William Warde. Dated at Rampton on Saturday after St. 
Andrew, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William de la Pole came into chancery at London on 
15 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Dec. 18. William de la Pole the younger, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

It >therhithe. John de Lyle, lord of Rougemont, .">()/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and ohattels in eo. York. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

The Bame William acknowledges that he owes to the mid John 1,000/. ; 
to be le\ ted etc in eo. Linooln. 
t 'ancelled on payment. 

Tin' Bame William acknowledges that he owea to the said John 1,000 
to be le\ led etc in oo. Norfolk. 
' 'ancelled <>n payment. 



23 EDWARD III. -Taut ± 



151 



1349 



Membrane hi — cont. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying- that whereas Sir William de la Pole 
the younger is bound to Sir John de Lyle, lord of Rougemont, in 2,000/. by 
the two preceding recognisances, John grants that if William and Margaret 
his wife, or Margaret sole, levy a fine to John at his cost of the lands 
which belonged to John Peverel, Margaret's brother, in cos. Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Northampton and Bedford, upon writs of covenant which the 
said John shall bring against William and Margaret or Margaret sole upon 
their acknowledgment of right and release, with warranty of William and 
Margaret and of Margaret's heirs, so soon as she is of full age, and 
summons by writ and warranty by John to do this a month before the 
writ is returnable, so that before the fine is levied John shall make surety 
to William and Margaret or to Margaret sole to be discharged of the 
warranty to every action except that at the suit of William and his heirs 
and that at the suit of Margaret and her heirs, then the recognisances shall 
be null and void, and if default be found in William and Margaret, the 
recognisances shall remain in force. Dated at London in the parish of 
St. Mary Wolnoth on 15 December, 23 Edward III. French. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Sir William de la Pole 
the younger is bound to Sir John de Lile, lord of Rougemont, in 2,000/. by 
the two preceding recognisances, John grants that if he does not release to 
William and Margaret or to Margaret sole all those who were enfeoffed 
after Michaelmas last in all the lands which belonged to John Peverell, by 
a fine levied before 1 August next upon writs of agreement to sue by 
William and Margaret or Margaret sole at their cost, for all the lands 
which John Peverell had, except the lands which he had in cos. Cambridge, 
Huntingdon, Northampton and Bedford, and also if she who was the wife 
of John Peverell have issue of him born before 1 August, and if it live 
until Margaret is of full age, then the aforesaid recognisances shall be null 
and void. Dated at London in the parish of St. Mary Wolnoth on 15 
December, 23 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that both John and William came into chancery at 
London on 15 December and acknowledged the preceding indentures. 



Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir William de la Pole and 
Margaret his wife have released to John de Lile, lord of Rougemont, by 
their deed, all their right and claim in certain manors and lands which 
belonged to John Peverell in cos. Cambridge, Huntingdon, Northampton 
and Bedford, with warranty, John de Lile grants that William and 
Margaret shall not be bound by the said warranty or with the value, of the 
tenements if any are lost, except where they demand them. Witnesses: 
Sir John de Wyngefeld, William de Notton, Richard de Birton, Sir Roger 
de Chasterfeld, Peter de Burle and William de Weston. Dated at London 
on 18 December, 23 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that John de Lile came into chancery at London on 15 
December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Roger de Cote. ford acknowledges that he owes to John de Henxteworth 
00/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Oxford.— The chancellor received the acknowledgment. 

Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wigemore acknowledges that he owes to John 
d< l.yvyll of Athelyngflete, knight, 450 marks; to be levied etc. in co. 
Bo Hereford. 



Dec. 19. 

WV.Urnn ter. 

L350. 

Jan. 1 l. 



152 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1340. 
Dec. 10. 

Orsett. 



Dec. 21. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 19. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 23. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 28. 

Havering atte 
Bower 



1350. 

Jan. 8. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 8rf. 

Nicholas de Bungerford, prior of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, acknowled 
for himself and oonvent that they owe to John Alhon, citi/.en of London. 
100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Oxford. 

< 'ancelled mi payment. 

The same prior acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to 
Nicholas Sperlyng, citizen of London, 50/.; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled mi payment. 

Master John le Ferronr of Northampton and Adam le Lorymer of 
co. Hereford acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Brembre. prebendary 
of Sutton Regis in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, 1,500 marks; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

To John Former. Order to be before the king and his council at 

London on the octaves of Hilary next to answer upon certain things which 

will then be set before him and further to do and receive what shall then 

be ordained by the king and council. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Peter de Boxstede, sheriff of Essex. 

Roger de Pole of co. Hertford. 

Humphrey de "Warden, knight. 

John de Depeden. 

William de Say, parson of Leyndon church of co. Essex. 

Gilbert Blount of Plescy. 

John del Flete of BubAvyth acknowledges that he owes to the prior of 
Wart re 200Z.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. York. 

The prior of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Walter Whithors 200 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
co. Surrey. 

( aneelled mi payment. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Dover. Order to permit Henry de Olymton, 
>erjeant of Master William de Heghtlesbury, doctor of divinity (sacre payine 
professoris), taken by the king's adversaries of France in part- beyond the bea 
and detained in prison there, who is about to set out to the said parts by 
the king's licence for certain things concerning William, to cross from that 
port to those parts, with his expen eh Bj ( 

Memorandum that Peter de Gildesburgh, clerk, came into chancerv at 
Westminster on 22 January and renounced all right in the prebend of 
Kwythyngton in the cathedral church of Hereford by reason of a provision 
of the apostolic see made to him after the death of Master Thomas de 
Astele, tlie late prebendary, 

Enrolment of release by William de Tilneye, 'masoun,' and Alice his 
wile, late the wife of Michael de Depe of Norwich, to Andrew de Shannon 
of Norwich of all their right and claim by reason of Alice's dower after 
Michael's deatli in all those lands and rents which Andrew holds of 
Michael's gift and enfeoffment in the oitv of Norwich. Wiuie- 

offrey de .Melton, Walter de Herneye, William de Ej88ex, Nicholas de 
llorwode, Thomas de l'lkeiilnun. hated at Loudon on 'J:! -hum 

Edward 111. 

Memorandum that William and Alice came into chancer) at Westminster 
on 28 January and acknowledged the preoeding deed. 



28 EDWARD III.— Paiit 2. 



158 



1350. 

Jan. 18. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3'/ — cunt. 

John de Saxham, clerk, is nominated to the prior and convent of 
Suthwerk to receive such pension from that house as they are hound to 
render to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the 
prior, until they provide him with a benefice. By p.s. 

In like manner William son of Master Jordan de Cantuaria, the king's 
physician, is nominated to receive a pension from the abbot and convent of 
St. Albans by reason of the new creation of the abbot. By p.s. 



MEMBRANE 2d. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Katherine late the wife of Henry 
Husee, tenant in chief, made at Hertyng by Thomas de Hoo, escheator in 
Sussex, in accordance with the king s writ dated at Westminster on 1 October 
in the 23rd year of the reign, by the view and aid of John de Bohun, knight, 
John Haket, Edward Trenchaunt, Geoffrey de Ledes, John Emmori, John 
Tille, Thomas Husee, Joseph atte Burgg and others in the presence of 
Henry son of Henry Husee, and delivered to Katherine on the 1 7 October in 
the same year, of the lands which belonged to her husband at his death in 
Hertyng ; a third part of all the chief messuage there, to wit, all the chambers 
near the west door and over that door, with a herbarium next the said chambers 
towards the west, and two lesser granges next the garden as bounded ; also 
all the chambers next the east gate and over the same except the prison 
house remaining to Henry son of Henry Husee, so that the said gates are 
common both to Katherine and Henry, with free entry and exit ; a third part 
of two dovecotes there with the houses annexed, to one dovecote; also 
there are assigned to Katherine all her easements for her will in Henry's 
bakery, for the office of the kitchen, bakery and brewing for her, with free 
entry and exit, until Henry shall build a fitting house for those offices at 
his own cost, next the west gate; also a certain house between the great 
grange and the lesser grange called ' le Chafhous ' ; a certain small house 
called ' le Carterestable ' ; a certain house next the small dovecote called 
' le Hyvehous ' with a stable therein ; a certain house called ' le 
Pressourhous,' in common, to be repaired and maintained at the cost 
of Henry and Katherine ; a house called ' Hoggehouse ' in common 
to both ; a plot called ' Pundfold ' in common as above ; a certain 
part of a garden in le Southgardin on the west, as bounded ; a third 
part of the garden of Laurentesgardin towards the south, as bounded; 
the garden of Gounyldesmele, the garden of Barry and the garden at Wexe 
on the west of the lane there for a third part of all the garden of Wexe ; a 
certain plot at Alaynes; the garden called ' le Estgardyn ' at Alayns; also of 
arable land in le Northcleye, 82iJ acres 1 rood 21 perches on the east of the 
same field, as bounded ; also 2r acres 22 perches of land lying in le Cumbe 
on the west of the land Godynef : also at Langepathe 4 acre 1 rood 24 
perches, and they extend from the highway towards le Cumbe ; also 8 
'buttes' next the said land of Langepathe containing \ acre 1 rood, as 
bounded; also 20 acres 1 rood of land in the field called ' Redelond ' on 
the east part, ae bounded ; also in the field called 'Westclay,' 27i acres 1 
rood 2 perches of land on the north of the field, as bounded; also at 
Ekenef eld, 89 acres 2H perches of arable land, as bounded ; also a third 
part of the south heepfold at Ekenef eld containing in length 8 perches; 
I rood '■> perches of land in le Bircham on the south; also in the forlang 
of I [oddestOD on t he north, 16 acres 1 rood of arable land, as bounded ; also 
m the field of Holforland, 9 acres of land on the south and they extend from 



the south to the north; also in Middelforlant 



b> 



1 rood 20 perches in 



154 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1350 



Membrane %\ — cunt. 



the same field; in the field called ' Maydenesdene,' 2 forlangs at Zudham 
containing 1 1 \ acres 1 rood 20 perches, as bounded ; at Scortesheye 14$ acres 
1 rood 5 perches of laud, as hounded ; a third part of the sheepfold of 
Foxcoumbe on the aorth, containing 2 perches ; also 7 acres 1 rood of land at 
Rowebergh on the west towards Le Conyere, as hounded ; also upon Mayndon 
84 acres of land in divers parts there, as hounded ; also at Merlende 
1 acres 1 rood 6 perches of land on the south, as hounded ; also on the north 
5§ acres 1 perches, as hounded ; also upon le Conyere on the west 1-1 acres 
of land as hounded ; also upon le Conyere on the east towards Mounford, 
l\ acres 1 rood, as hounded ; also upon Akermaincoure on the north, 3 acres 
of land, as hounded; also in Oldeorchard on the west, '2 acres of arable land 
as bounded ; in Poukeput 4 pieces of arable land and one but as bounded 
on the east and an ell of land in the same held next the hedge of Richard 
de Torrebury, which contains in all 2t acres of land ; also a piece of pasture 
next Poukeput ; also in a certain meadow of Hertyng on the east, next the 
garden 9 acres 1 rood 32 perches as hounded ; also a third part of the sheep 
fold in the said meadow, on the south ; also the meadow of Poukeput 
which contains 3a acres 1 rood 16 perches ; also 3 plots of meadow at "Wexe 
on the west part, which contain 2 acres 5 perches, and Alaynesmede near 
Frouk which contains 1 acre 1 rood 13 perches ; le Longemede containing 
1 acre 36 perches ; also the croft at Alaynes on the east near the land of 
Peter at tt llulle, which contains 4 acres 1 rood 4 perches ; also an ell of 
land which lies in Est Wexe, an acre at la Ock ; a third of la Longeacre 
on the north ; an ell of land near the hedge of Elnestede ; a rood at la 
Snape ; a but on the east of Shodwell ; a butt extending upon the hedge 
of Elnestede ; an acre at la Burgh e ; an ell on the east in la Cumbe : an 
ell on the south in la Perecroft ; an ell at Laperithe in le Smalelond ; 
an acre at la (lore and an acre upon la Oure; also a third part of the hilly 
pasture of Ekenefeld ; a third of the profit of the underwood and pasture 
of the underwood of Ekenefeld ; also a third part of the pasture of Merlond; 
a third part of the underwood and pasture in the wood of la Conyere on 
the east ; a third part of the rabbits of Ekenefeld and le Conyere ; also a 
third part of the woods of Hertyngcoumbe and Nywode on the west, as 
bounded ; also a third part of the profits of the yearly fairs at Hertyng 
and Rogate ; a third part of the costs pertaining to fairs ; also the rents 
and services of the following tenants and tenements with their appurten- 
ances, to hold in dower as fully as Isabel late the wife of Henry 1 1 usee, 
mother of the said Henry Husee, now deceased, held them, of the assign- 
ment of the said Henry her son, to wit: Thomas atte Halle, 
Thomas Gyles, Richard Aleyn, Robert de Torrebury, the relict of le 
Shepherd, Stephen le Hunte, Henry Levechild, John Fesaunt, Domenic 
atte Brugg, the relict of lllori ; the tenement Augvenyn, the relict of 
Copyn, Thomas Pollard, Giles Lylemot, the tenement Bosae, John 
Trentemasse, John atte Croft, William Whatelygh, Henry Fraunk, the 
tenement Page, Walter atte Pidegate, William de Hertyng, John Musard 

Barriesrude, John Wyse tor a cottage, Cristemasse, Domenic the smith 
( fabri), Thomas Clement, John Jaket, William atte Fourde, Simon Norman, 
William Skynnere, William Bigge, Peter Waldere, Walter Lucas, Thomas 
Langlyve, John Pyte, Nioholas le Whene, Henry le Combere, Walter 

Coleman, Henry Waldere, the relict of le Boy, Robert Nyman, Robert 

( abbe, Walter Sampson, -John Sampson, Peter atte Nasshe, Henry m le 
Pane, Hubert Blakewhit, John le Bayward, Thomas Tannere, Eienrj 
Godynot, Robert Stephne, William Sevar the elder and John Alwed 
a third part of the profit arising from the hundred of Dewpford, to find a 
third part oi the oost pertaining thereto; also the park of Hertyng on the 



23 EDWARD 111.— I'aht ± ir>r> 



1350. 



Maiihranr 2d — -cant. 



north of the town of Hertyng, called ' le Netherpark,' except a pond near 
the water mill, as hounded; also that the said Henry son of Henry Husee 
shall make an enclosure between the said park and pond at his own cost, 
in allowance of all the dower touching Katherine of all the parks of 
Hertyng and Pulbergh ; also a third part of the profit of the water mill 
situate near the said pond, to find a third part of the expenses pertaining 
thereto ; also a third part of the eels taken in that pond or at the weir 
thereof ; also reasonable estover, to wit, wood for fuel in the park of 
Hertyng, called ' le Overpark,' on the south of the town of Hertyng, to be 
taken without waste, sale or destruction ; also a third part of a meadow 
called ' Chalvecroftmed ' on the west, which contains 5 acres ; a third part 
of a certain wood called ' Chalvegrove,' on the north, which contains 5 
acres, as bounded; also a third part of the profit of rabbits of la Conyere 
upon the heath near Wenham ; also the advowson of Pulbergh church 
in allowance of all the dower touching Katherine of the advowsons 
of the churches of Hertyng and Ruggewyk ; also a certain well called 
' Typut,' for taking water in common both for Katherine and for Henry ; 
also all the lands which belonged to the said Henry Husee, deceased, in 
Wenham, Westholte and Howyke, in allowance of all the dower touching 
Katherine of the manor of Pulbergh and of the third part thereof, without 
any claim on any lands within the parish of Pulbergh except that 
advowson ; also a third part of the profit of a certain market at Hertyng, 
to be collected at the cost of the said Katherine and Henry, dated as above. 

Memorandum that of the manors of Risyndon and Saperton,co. Gloucester, 
and of the manor of Morton and 65s. rent in Westwyttenham, co. Berks, 
which belonged to Henry Husee, tenant in chief, and which pertained to 
Henry Husee his son after his death, with the assent of the said Henry 
and of Katherine late the wife of Henry the father, there were assigned to 
Katherine the said manor of Saperton and 5 marks yearly rent issuing from 
the manor of Risyndon, to hold in dower, as appears by a bill enrolled 
below which Thomas Mareys, attorney of the said Henry son of Henry and 
Roger Gerveys, attorney of the said Katherine, have delivered in person 
before the king in chancery. 

Henry Husee has granted to Dame Katherine late the wife of Henry 
Husee for her dower of the manors of Risyndon and Saperton, co. Gloucester, 
and for the manor of Morton and 65s. rent in West Wyttenham, co. Berks, 
so that she shall have the manor of Saperton for life in service and in 
demesne, with the park, as Henry was seised by the king's writ, and she 
-.hull have 5 marks yearly for life of the manor of Risyndon, by the surety 
affirmed by the chancery and ordained by the common consent of the 
parties. 



MEMBRANE hi. 

.\,\r\. 12. John bishop of Worcester acknowledges that he owes to David de 

ff '• Wolloure, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

rer - chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Worcester. 
( ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by Sir John Deyvil] of Acchelyngflete, knight, to 
Sir Roger de Mortimer, lord of Wiggemere and Trym, of all his right and 
claim in the body of Sir Eustace de Rybbemound, knight, whom John 
lately took in war and who is covenanted to Sir John to lie his loyal 
prisoner, and John bas granted that the said prisoner shall make his 



156 



CALENDAR OF (LORE ROLLS. 



1350 



Jan. 15. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 20. 
Westminster. 

Jan. 21. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 23. 
Westminster. 

Jan. 23. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 23. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 1<I — rout. 

ransom to Roger's will, and that Soger shall have that ransom tor his use 
together with all the other profits and advantages that may arise from the 
said prisoner by reason of his capture; and in case the prisoner fail to come 
to England to surrender himself between now and Mid Lent next, as he 
has covenanted to do, John will pursue him and make him come, so that 
Roger shall give him his reasonable costs and safe conduct to come and go, 
if need be. Witnesses : Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh, Sir Walter de 
Mauny, Sir Geoffrey de Say, Sir (iuy Bryen, Sir Ralph Spygurnell, knights. 
Dated at London on 14 January, 23 Edward 111. French. 

Memorandum that both John Deyvill and Roger came into chancery at 
London on 14 January and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Geoffrey de Weston acknowledges that he owes to John de Wynwyk, 
clerk. SI. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Gloucester. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

John de Burstall acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 20/. ; to 
be levied etc. in co. Nottingham. 

James de Neuport, citizen and fishmonger of London, acknowledges 
that he owes to Richard, abbot of Nuttele, 56/. 18s. !</. ; to be levied etc. in 
co. Oxford. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

The same James acknowledges that he owes to the said abbot 56/. 13*. id. ; 
to be levied etc. as aforesaid. 
( 'ancelled <<// payment. 

William Viker of Edelmeton acknowledges that he owes to Roger de 
Chestrefeld, parson of Horstede church, 40*.; to be levied etc. in Middlesex. 

John de Coggeshale, knight, of Essex, acknowledges that he owes to 
Guy de Briane, knight, GOO marks : to be levied etc. in Essex. 
< 'ancelled mi payment. 

W illiam de Newenham, parson of "Weston Underegge church, diocese of 
Worcester, acknowledges that he owes to John de Cotyngton, parson of 
Botelesford church, 30/. ; to be levied, m default of payment, of hi^ lands 
and chattels ami ecclesiastical goods m co. Worcester. 

Cancelled mi payment. 

Master Andrew de Utfoid, archdeacon of Middles-ex in the church ot S 
Paul, London, and parson of Ovre church, diooese of Ely, acknowledges 
that he owes to John de Sancto Paulo, elect of Dublin, confirmed, 100/. ; 
to be levied etc. in co. Huntingdon. 

Memorandum that John de Sancto Paulo made John de Scarle ami Peter 
Grevet his attorneys to cause t be said recognisance to be camelled as appears 
on the dorse ol the Close Roll of the 26th year in the month of October. 

Cancelled on payment^ acknowledyed by the said John '/< Scarle and I 
attorneys uj John de Sancto Paulo, archbishop of Dublin. 



( 157 ) 



24 EDWARD III.— Part I. 



1350. 
Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 19. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 26. 

To the sheriff of Kent for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
John now earl of Kent, sou and heir of Edmund, earl of Kent, the king's 
uncle, what is in arrear to him of 30/. yearly from 26 August in the 21st 
year of the reign, and to pay him that sum yearly henceforth, as on the said 
day the king restored to John all the lands and rents of his inheritance 
which were in the king's hands by reason of his minority. Et erat patens. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further 
with a toft and 21 acres of land in Wynterbourn St. Martin's in that 
county and with the advowson of the church of that town, restoring the 
issues thereof to Walter Waleys, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that John de Keraeseye and Walter, at John's 
death, jointly held the premises of the gift of John de Tydylmynton, clerk, 
and that they are held in chief by the service of a fourth part of a fee, and 

By p.s. 



the king has taken Walter's homage. 



To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue 6 tuns of 
wine for the present year, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 6 
tuns of wine to be received yearly for life of the king's right prise in that 
port, for paying to the king's butler what he is bound to pay in the king's 
name to the merchants from whom the wine is taken. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to deliver to William 
del Wode, the king's serjeant at arms, without delay, all the ferm or rent 
pertaining to the king of the lands which belonged to John son of Henry, 
taken into the king's hand by John's death and by reason of the minority 
of his heir who has died a minor in the king's wardship, for Martinmas 
term last, in accordance with the king's grant to William. By K. 

The like to John de Clifford, escheator in co. Northumberland. 

To John de Clifford, escheator in Northumberland. Order to assign 
dower to Elizabeth late the wife of Robert de Eslyngton, tenant in chief of 
all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking 
oath that she will not many without the king's licence. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon the prior of Caresbrok, proctor of the abbot of Lyre, an 
alien, for his ferm from 1G July in the 16th year of the reign until Easter 
last and for 10 marks paid in the king's chamber for the same term, as 
the auditors of the accounts of that chamber have shown the king that it 
is found by divers acquittances under the seal called 'Griffoun' shown 
hefore them by the prior, that he, to whom the king committed the custody 
of his priory and all its appurtenances for rendering a yearly ferm at the 
chamber, satisfied the king fully for that ferm which extends to 113/. Qs.8d. 
yearly, for the said term, and for 40 marks for the said Easter term, in 
part payment of 661. IBs. id. which pertain to that term. 

\>y Letters under the seal called ( Griff oun,' 



158 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

Jan. 27. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 26. 

\\ i [minster. 



Membrane 26 — emit. 

To the bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to cause a ship called la Dim Garde 
of Bayonne, in the port of that town, to be arrested without delay and 
delivered to Adam de Cressalton and John de Grove for taking certain 
victuals to Henry earl of Lancaster toGascony lor the maintenance of the 
earl and of the other lieges with him there in the king's service, paying for 
the reasonable freight thereof. By K. 

To William de Calthorp, John de Colby, John de Hales and James de 
Holveston. Order to show all diligence in the collecting, levying and 
receiving of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last granted, for the second 
year, in co. Norfolk, without awaiting the presence of Richard de Bekton, 
whom the king appointed with them for this, as he is so weak and broken 
by age that he cannot travail to execute the premises and the kmu r 
wishes him to be discharged thereof. By C. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 10. 
Westminster 



Feb. 1. 
Westmin be] 



MEMBRANE 25. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit all the ships in the port of 
that city laden with wool, hides and wool-fells, to be taken to Flanders, 
together with the merchants to whom those goods belong or their attornf 
and the masters and mariners of the ships, to cross from that port to the 
said parts notwithstanding the proclamation and prohibition that no men 
at arms, pilgrims or others should so cross. Proviso that no money except 
the reasonable expenses of the merchants, masters and mariners shall be 
taken in those ships, and that no other person shall cross in them under- 
cover (rihuiiinr) of the said merchants, masters and mariners. By <-'. 
The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Hertilpole. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Boston. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Leune. 

The bailiff's of Great Yarmouth. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The bailiffs of Portesmuth. 

To William Walkelate, the king's serjeant at arms, appointed to inspect 
ships in the River Thames crossing to parts beyond. The like order. 

By C. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in Salop. Order to assign to 
Matthew de Fouleshurst and Margaret his wife, late the wife of Robert de 
Say, tenant in chief, Margaret's reasonable dower of all the lands w Inch 
belonged to Robert at his death, sending that assignment to chancers to be 
enrolled, as by a tine which Matthew made the king pardoned him and 
Margaret the trespass which they made in marrying without licence. 

To Richard Talbot. Order to pay to A-nes. countess of Pembroke, 
without delay, 12.")/. whioh the king has assigned to her of the yearly term 

winch Richard is hound to render in the wardrobe for certain lauds which 

belonged to Laurence de Bastynges, earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief, 

for Martinmas term last, in part payment of 2<">0/. in which the k 
hound to her tor certain causes, receiving from her or her attorney letters oi 

acquittance under the seal of William de Cusanoia, keeper of the wardrobe, 

containing that sum. 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



15<J 



1350. 
Feb. 9. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 25 — emit. 

To John de Colby, escheator in Norfolk. Order to assign dower to 
Margaret late the wife of John de Eoneworth, tenant in chief , of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence. 



Membrane 24. 

Feb. 7. To Haier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Joan late the wife of Philip le Despenser, tenant in chief, all the lands 
assigned to her in that bailiwick, as of the lands which belonged to her 
husband the king assigned the following to her, with the assent of Queen 
Philippa, to whom he committed the custody of two parts of the said lands, 
to hold until the heir should come of age, and after taking Joan's oath that 
she will not marry without the king's licence, to wit : lands and rents 
in Paghel, Great Coldon, Little Coldon, Holm, Kayngham, Drynghowe, 
Otryngham and Dodyngton in the liberty of Holdernesse, co. York, and 
Halton, Goushull,Elsham, Thornton, Wevelesby, Stalyngburgh, Imynghain 
and Roxton, co. Lincoln, to hold in dower, for rendering 50s. yearly, which 
exceed her dower, to the said queen until the heir come of age, and 
afterwards to the heir. 

Feb. 7. To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Like 

Westminster, order to deliver to Joan the said lands and rents in Paghel, Great Colden, 

Little Golden, Holm, Kayngham, Drynghowe, Otryngham and Dodyngton. 

Feb. 8. To Robert Russel, escheator in Wilts. Order to cause Peter de Cusancia, 

Westminster, kinsman and heir of Eleanor late the wife of John Bluet, tenant in chief, 
to have seisin of all the lands which Eleanor held in fee tail or otherwise 
for life of his inheritance, at her death, as he has proved his age before 
Robert de Hadham, escheator in co. Middlesex, and the king has taken his 
homage for all the lands which Eleanor held in chief at her death and has 
rendered them to him. By p.s. [20892.] 

Feb. 4. To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to take the 

Westminster, fealty of Margery late the wife of John le Botiller according to the form of 
a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further 
with the manor of Wymeryng, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his 
death held the said manor jointly with Margery of the gift of Robert de 
Wolverton and Robert le Warner, chaplain, to hold for their lives, and that 
the manor is held in chief by the service of Id. yearly. 

Feb. 24. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 

Westminster. Order to allow to Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond and Gilbert 
de Wendelyngburgh, the king's merchants, 1 mark in the payment of the 
custom and subsidy on every sack of wool in accordance with the rate of 
the payment by them of 20,000/. before Michaelmas in the 22nd year of 
the reign and the letters patent and bills containing true debts, restored by 
them to the exchequer before that feast and for three years following, as 
on 1 May in the 22nd year, by reason of an advance of 20,000/. which those 
merchants made to the king for his affairs and which they undertook to 
pay by parcels as advised by the treasurer, so that the whole should be 
paid before the Michaelmas following, the king granted that they should 
have allowance of a mark a sack in the payment of the custom and subsidy 
on 12,000 sacks taken to parts beyond after the said feast, and that they 
ihould be able to surrender the letters patent and bills of the wardrobe for 



100 



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March 4. 
Westminster 



1 ;}.!")() Membrane 24 — cont. 

ancient debts, which they were bound to surrender at the exchequer in the 
king's discharge in accordance with agreements previously made, until 
three years from the said Michaelmas. By C. 

To the collector of the customs in Ireland, for the present or the future, 
or to him who supplies his place there. Order to pay to John Moriz or to 
his attorney what is in arrear to him of two parts of 136 marks 12*. 3d. 
from 2 1 November in the 20th year of the reign and to pay him the said 
two parts yearly henceforth, as on 15 February in that year the king granted 
to John 200 marks to be received yearly, two parts thereof of the issues of 
the customs and the third part of the issues of the office of the escheat ry 
in Ireland, until the king should provide him with 200 marks yearly of land 
or rent for life, and on the said 21 November the king granted to John the 
manors of Blakecastel and Babeston, to the value of 42/. 18*/. in part 
satisfaction of the 200 marks of land and rent, and the king wishes John 
to be satisfied for the residue. The king has ordered the escheator in that 
land for the present or the future to pay to John a third part of the 
136 marks 12*. Bd. from the said 24th day and henceforth. 

Mandate in pursuance to the said escheator. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, termors of 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, and to their 
mainpernors or attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to John de 
Bello Campo or to his attorney 26/. 13*. 4</. for Easter term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 53/. 6s. 8d. to be received yearly 
for life of the issues of the customs. 

Feb. 12. To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 

Westminster, place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of Waverle a tun of red wine of the first wine in the season of 
1 reek ' in accordance with the king's grant to them of a tun of such wine 
to be received yearly in that port for the celebration of masses in the 
monastery of Waverle for the souls of all the faithful departed. 



Feb. 24. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 3. 
Westminster 

Jan. 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 23. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William Laurence, who is so sick and broken by 
age that he cannot execute the duties of his office. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to In? 
eleoted in place of Richard Sampson, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Thomas de Boo, escheator in Sussex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Bocstede, and certain lands in Boostede, restor- 
ing the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Joan late the wife of Roger de Marvin at her death beld no 
lands in chief in her demesne as of fee or of any other in that county, but 
that she held the said manor and lands for life of the inheritance of Henry 
de Haute, kinsman and heir of Roger, of Roger's grant, and that they are 
held of Others than the king by divers Bervioes, and the king lately took 
Henry's homage for all the lands which Roger held in chief at his death, 
and rendered tliein to linn. 

Feb. 8. To Peter de Grymesby, esoheator in the liberty of Holdemesse. Order 

\\ (minster, bo deliver a messuage, S toi ores of land and 10 acres of meadow in 

Skeftlyng to the nearest fnend of the heir ol Thomas de Pleayughou o( 



•11 HOWARD III.- -Part 1. 



Kil 



1350. 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 

March 8. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 

Westrnin t'-r. 



Membrane 23 — -cont. 

Skeftlyng to whom they cannot descend by hereditary right, together with 
the issues thereof, to be kept for the heir's use, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death hold the 
premises in his demesne as of fee in chief as of the honour of Albemarl, 
jointly with Maud his wife, by fealty and by the service of rendering Q»L 
yearly to the king to the manor of Brustwyk, and that John son of 
Thomas son of Emma, kinsman of Thomas, is his next heir and aged 
three years. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to assign dower 
to Maud late the wife of Roger Bate of Hacomby. tenant in chief, of all 
the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking 
oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

The like to John de Clifford, escheator in Northumberland, to assign 
dower to Agnes late the wife of Robert Reymes. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and 
convent of King's Beaulieu a tun of wine for the present year of the king's 
right prise, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them of a tun of 
such wine to be received yearly between Christmas and the Purification for 
celebrating masses in their church. 

To Peter de Boxstede, escheator in co. Essex. Order to cause Peter de 
Cusance, knight, to have seisin of a moiety of the marsh and land called 
' Gedykernlond,' as his purparty, as of the lands which Eleanor late the 
wife of John Bluet held at her death in dower and otherwise for life, of 
Peter's inheritance, he being a minor in the king's wardship and the 
kinsman and heir of John, who held in chief, and of Eleanor, John's 
daughter and heir whom Ed[mundJ Baynard married, the king assigned 
the following lands to Edmund and Eleanor, to wit : a moiety of the 
manor of Silchestre co. Southampton, extended at 14Z. 4.s-. 2ftf. yearly; a 
moiety of the marsh called ' Bernemerssh ' and of land called ' Gedybernlond' 
in the parish of Canewedon and Kryxeth, co. Essex, extended at 100s. 
yearly, and a moiety of a messuage, 50 acres of land and 7 acres of meadow 
in Benacre, co. Wilts, extended at 25s. 11'/. yearly, as Eleanor's purparty, 
and he ordered Humphrey de Walden, then escheator in co. Essex, to 
deliver to Edmund and Eleanor the said moiety of marsh and land which he 
took into the king's hand by reason of the death of Eleanor Bluet, in the 
presence of Henry de Greystok, clerk of the king's chamber, in whose 
custody the lands of Peter's inheritance were, retaining in the king's hand 
a moiety of the marsh and land called ' Gedybernlond,' for Peter's purparty 
until further order, and now Peter has proved his age before Robert de 
Hadharn, escheator in co. Middlesex, and the king has taken his homage 
for all the lands which Eleanor held in chief at her death of his inheritance, 
and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [20892.: 

To Robert Iiussel, escheator in co. Wilts. Recital oj the previous order so 
far a» it concerns the tenement* in llenacre, and which the Lin;/ ordered Robert 

to deliver to Edmund and Eleanor down to 'Henry de Greystok' and the 
remainder as above, ' mutatis mutandis.' 

The like to Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton, to deliver to 
Peter a moiety of the manor of Silchester, extended at HZ. 4.s. 2ft/. yearly. 

By the same writ. 

To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to 
intermeddle further with a certain manoret in Great Billyng, restoring the 
issue : thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Cecily late the wife of Robert Barre, at her death, hold the said 



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162 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Membrane 23 — emit. 



manoret for life of the inheritance of William, Robert's son and heir, of 
the heir of Roger do Mortuo Mari, while a minor in the king's wardship, 
by knight's service, and the king lately took the homage of Roger son and 
heir of Edmund de Mortuo IMari, tenant in chief for all the lands which 
his father held in chief, and rendered them to him. 



Feb. 23. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 4. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 20. 

Westminster. 



March 5. 

Westminster. 



April 15. 

\\ i .tminster. 



MEMBRANE 22. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to cause John 
son and heir of John de Wylughby, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all 
the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of 
fee, as ho has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken 
his homage for all the lands which his father held in chief and has rendered 
them to him. By K. on the information of Guy de Bryane. 

The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to John Waleys, escheator in co. Derby, for 
the same John. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. Order to take the 
fealty of Joan late the wife of William de Harecourt according to the form 
of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further 
with the manor of Boseworth in that county, restoring the issues thereof 
to her, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
William at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief or of 
another in that county, but that he held the said manor jointly with Joan, 
of the gift and enfeoffment of Nicholas de Harecourt, parson of Shepeye 
church, for themselves and the heirs male of their bodies, by a fine levied 
in the king's court, and that the manor is held of the heir of John de Bello 
Monte, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of a knight's fee. 

To Peter de Boxstede, escheator in Essex. Order to take the fealty of 
Ellen late the wife of Arthur son of Herbert de Markeshale according to 
the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Markeshale, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Alice late the wife of John le Hunte, at her 
death, held no lands in her demesne as of fee or in service in chief or of 
any other in that county, but that she held the said manor for life, with 
remainder to Arthur and Ellen and the heirs of their bodies by a tine levied 
in the king's court, and that Arthur died during Alice's life and that the 
manor is held in chief as of the honour of Haule by the service of a knight's 
fee. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William Scarlet, who holds no lands m fee, m 
accordance with the statute. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to Adam de Thorp, 
the king's barber, what is in ai rear to him of 12</. a day from "JO November 
in the 2'lnd year of the reign, and to pay linn that sum daily henceforth, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him of 12./. to lie received daily for 

life for his maintenance, of the issues of those counties. 

To Richard de Thoivshy, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 

deliver to Etiohard de Stanhop of Berwick upon Tweed, certain lett. 

patent bj which the king granted to him a third part of the tow not' PaxtOD 
in Scotland, to hold for life, quit of the fee which pertains to the king for 

i ln>se letters. B) ( 



•24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



L68 



1350. 

April 14. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 

Westminster. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



April 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 22 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to discharge Walter de Faucomberge son and heir of John do 
Faucomberge, banneret, and the escheators in co. York and in the liberty of 
Holdernesse of 60/. for the issues of the lands which belonged to John, who 
held in chief, provided that Walter shall answer for anything due to the king 
of those lands beyond the 60/. as he has besought the king to pardon him 
that sum, as the king was bound to John in 289/. Os. 9d. for the wages of 
himself and the men at arms whom he retained in the king's service in 
parts beyond the sea, and for the expenses granted to him by the king and 
council, as may appear by a bill in his possession under the seal of William 
de Northwell, sometime keeper of the wardrobe, and Walter is bound to the 
king in 60/., to wit in 40/. to be paid to the exchequer by the escheator in 
co. York, and in 20/. to be paid to the king's chamber by the escheator in 
Holdernesse, for the issues of John's lands, taken into the king"s hand 
after his death, and Walter has surrendered the said bill in chancery, to be 
taken to the exchequer and cancelled there. By C. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further 
with 16*'. yearly rent in the town of Shaftesbury and a profit arising from 
a moiety of the toll of the market of that town, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret 
Bettestorn, at her death, held no lands in chief in her demesne as of fee or 
in service in that bailiwick but that she held the said rent and profit in her 
demesne as of fee of the heirs of John de Burgo, by the service of rendering 
to him 1</. yearly at Easter. 

To the one supplying the place of the treasurer of Ireland. Order to 
deliver to Thomas de Rokeby, justiciary of Ireland, 200 marks, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him of that sum, in recompence for the damage 
and loss sustained by him by gales on his passage to the said land, not 
without grave peril to himself and those in his company. By K. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to supersede the promulgation of 
exigent and outlawry against William de Swynford, as lately at the suit 
of Eleanor, late William's wife, holding the lands which belonged to him, 
showing that he died on Wednesday after Midsummer last in the house of 
William del Chastel near Smethefeld, London, and he was placed in 
exigent to be outlawed in that county because he did not come before 
William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before 
the king, because he did not come before them to answer for certain 
felonies and trespasses for which he was indicted, contrary to the law and 
custom of England, and she beseeching the king to order the exigents to 
be superseded, he ordered the sheriffs of London to take information by 
inquisition or otherwise upon William's death, and they have returned that 
William died on the said day in the house of William de Chastel near 
Westsmethefeld in the suburb of London and was buried in the church of 
the friars minors, London, on the following Thursday, and it is not just 
lor any one to lie outlawed after his death. 



March 1. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 21. 

To the sheriff of Kent for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
K'lward le Blount and to Sarah his wife what is in arrear to them of 10/. 
yearly from 11 March last, and to pay them that sum yearly henceforth, 
in accordance with the king's grant to them on the said day, for Edward's 
good service to Queen Isabel, of 10/. to be received yearly for their lives of 
the issues of co Kent. Ei erat patens. 



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CALKNDAI! OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

March G. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 22. 
Westminster, 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 23. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John atte Tonne, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Pessh 
de Luca of 40/. and release him from prison, charging William Pouche with 
that sum, notwithstanding the king's recovery of that sum against Pessh, 
if on hearing his plaint and viewing his letters of acquittance in William's 
presence, they find by William's acknowledgment or otherwise that those 
letters were made without fraud before the king's said recovery, as Pessh 
has shown the king that whereas he was lately summoned at the exchequer 
at William's suit and was adjudged to the Flete prison by the treasurer and 
barons for 820/. in which William was hound to the king, showing that he 
was hound to William in 40/., and he acknowledged in the exchequer that 
he owed that sum to William, wherefore he is committed to prison for that 
sum, and although the letters of acquittance which William made to him 
for the 40/. were not in his custody but in that of others, so that he could 
not show them before the treasurer and barons, and he besought them to 
release him from prison to find the letters, they have refused to hear him 
further or to provide a remedy, whereupon he has besought the king to 
aid him. By C. 

To Walter Turk, mayor of London and escheator there. Order to assign 
dower to Margaret late the wife of John Shenche, tenant in chief, whose 
oath the king has taken that she will not marry without his licence, of all 
the lands and offices which belonged to her husband at his death, in the 
presence of Thomas de Flete, to whom the king committed the custody of 
two parts of the said offices and lands, to hold until John's heir should 
come of age, if he choose to attend. 

The like to Robert de Hadham, escheator in Middlesex. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to assign dower to 
Isabel late the wife of Ralph Arblaster of Northgeveldale, tenant in chief. 
of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her 
taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To William de Ryngebourn, escheator in the Isle of Wight. Order to 
take the fealty of Margaret late the wife of John de Heyno, in accordance 
with the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of la Steynbury in that island, restoring 
the issues thereof to her, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John at his death was jointly enfeoffed with Margaret of 
the said manor by a fine levied m the king's court, and that the manor is 
held in chief as of the honour of Caresbroh castle, h\ the service of paying 
marks yearly in that castle and of making suit at the court of knights oi 
Neuport, every three weeks. 

To Thomas de Hoo, escheator in Surrey and Sosaex. Order not to 
intermeddle farther with the lands which he took into the king's hand by 
reason of the death of Nicholas Maleniayns, knight, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the eseheator that 
Nicholas at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee m those 
counties, but that he held in his demesne as of fee divers lands in Ookelegh, 
Tanrugge, C'roiihurst, Lingefeld and Wolkenestede, CO, Snrre\, and certain 

lands in Aldewyk in the parish of Pageham, ^o. SusseXi of others than the 
king by divers services. 



'24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



165 



1350. 

Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



March 9. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 

Westminster. 



March 16. 
Westminster. 



March 15. 
Croydon. 



Membrane 21 cunt. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to pay to William de Watford what 
is in arrear to him of 4</. daily, from the time of the sheriff's appointment, 
and to pay him that sum daily henceforth, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him on 2 July in the 21st year of the reign, of A<l. to be received 
daily for life of the issues of that county. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin, for the 
present or the future or to him who supplies the place of the treasurer. 
Order to pay to Andrew de Guldeford what they find by inspection of the 
rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, to be in arrear to him of 12r/. a day 
from 20 May in the 21st year of the reign, and to pay him 12*/. a day 
henceforth so long as he remains in the king's service in Ireland, and in 
coming to England, staying there and returning, as on the said day the 
king appointed Andrew his Serjeant at arms and directed him to execute 
certain affairs fully enjoined upon him, and he ordered the treasurer and 
chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin, to pay him 12'/. per day for his 
wages, and now the king has learned from Andrew that although he has been 
in his service from that day and has sued before the late and the present 
treasurer and chamberlains for the payment of those wages, yet they have 
not hitherto cared to pay them, whereupon Andrew has besought the king 
to provide a remedy. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to permit Francis Bochel of Luca to lade 20 bales of 
' worstede ' cloth in that port and take them thence to parts beyond the 
sea after paying the customs and subsidies due thereon, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him. By C. 

The like to the sheriffs of London. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for Shirewod 
forest to be elected in place of Alan Stuffyn, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer for Shirewod forest to be 
elected in place of William Trussebut, knight, who is supplying the place 
in that forest of Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, 
wherefore he cannot exercise the duties of the office of verderer. 

To Peter de Boxstede, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. Order to 
cause John son and heir of Robert Bourghcher, knight, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death, in 
his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, as John has proved his age before 
the escheator and the king has taken his homage for all the lands which 
his father held in chief and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [20929.) 



Membrane 20. 

March 16. To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to William de Monte Acuto, earl 
Westminster, of Salisbury, son and heir of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, 
whose homage the king took on 11 July last, 10/. for Michaelmas term 
last, and to pay him 20/. henceforth yearly, in accordance; with the king's 
grant to the late earl on 16 March in the 11th year of the reign of 20/. to 
be received yearly of the issues of that county. 

April :;. To John de Colby, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order not to intermeddle 

Westainster. farther with the manor of Hempstede with the market, restoring the issues 

thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 

John l< Ormtrsby, knight, at his death held no lands in chief in that 



ir,<; 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS 



1350. 



April !. 
Westminster. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



April 12. 

Westminster. 



April 3. 
Westminster. 



April 13. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 20 — cont, 

bailiwick, but that he held the said manor and market for life of the 
inheritance of William Caly of Thomas Bacoun by the service of 12'/. 
yearly. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John Ayllewyn, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
he elected in place of John do Weston, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to cause all the goods and chattels of 
Master Simon de Brisele, clerk, sequestrated by the archbishop for certain 
contempts, trespasses and excesses, and taken into the king's hand, to be 
released from that sequestration without delay and restored to him by a 
mainprise, as although the king ordered the archbishop to cause all Simon's 
goods in his benefices in that diocese to be so taken, yet Simon has appeared 
in chancery and has submitted, and Thomas de Brembre, clerk, and John 
de Wcsenham, merchant, have mainperned in chancery to have him before 
the king on the day when the writ to take him is returnable, to answer for 
the said contempts, etc., to do and receive what the king's court shall 
determine, and that he will faithfully fulfil what he has promised before 
the king to do. By K. 

The like to the following bishops, to wit : — 

R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

W. bishop of Norwich. 

J. bishop of Lincoln. 

To the sherifi' of Somerset. Order to cause three verderers for the forest 
of Selwode to be elected in place of John de Flory, William de Carevill and 
Roger le Botiller, deceased. 

To Peter de Boxstede, escheator in Essex. Order not tc intermeddle 
further with a messuage and 80 acres of land in Canedon in the manor of 
Little Stanbrugge, restoring the issues thereof, as among other things the 
king granted that Queen Philippa should have the custody of all the lands 
which are held of her in all lands and fees granted to her by the king 
in dower or otherwise for life, although the tenants should hold in chief 
as of the crown or otherwise, and it is found by an inquisition taken hy 
Humphrey de Walden, late escheator in that county, after the death of 
Thomas de Verdon, that he held the said messuage and land at his death, 
for life of the inheritance of John son and heir of Margaret late the wife of 
John Tibet, one of the sisters and heirs of Ciiles de Badelesnieie, tenant in 
chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and that they are held of the queen 
as of the honour of Reghleye hy knight's sen ice. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Writ of aid tu favour of the 
warden of the house of the convet'si, London, and of those whom he shall 
depute for this to collect the rents, services and all other things pertaining 
to that house with the arrears thereof, and to appoint ministers for this if 
they cannot do it themselves, bo that the king may not suffer injury by the 
cessation and withdrawal of those rents, as the king granted to Henry do 
Ingelby, his clerk, the custody of the said house with all the rents 
pertaining thereto, to hold for life, and now the king has learned that 
divers rents assigned to the ewiwrsi for their maintenance and for the 
augmentation of the Christian faith in that city, hy his progenitors, are 
wilfully withdrawn by the tenants of the tenements from which the rents 
arise, and that some of them refuse to pay those rents and the 
thereof in contempt of the king, e, penally as those rents ought to revert to 
him after the death of the convtrsi. 



21 EDWAED ITT.— Part 1. 



1(57 



1350. 

April 24. 
Westminster. 



April 12. 

Westminster. 



April 13. 

Westminster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20—cont. 

To the collectors in the port of Boston of 2*. the sack and 6'/. the pound 
on merchandise brought into England and taken thence. Order to 
supersede the exaction of Q><1. a pound on the merchandise brought into 
England in four ships called ' cogges ' of Ahnain, to be taken thence, as the 
king, for certain causes shown before him and the council, wishes to show 
favour to Lubert de Warnethorp, Bertold de Alen', Henry Rode, Walter de 
Risle and John Dulmen, masters of those ships, which lately came to that 
port with oil, 'stokfissh' and other merchandise of Norway, and unladed 
that merchandise there. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive from 
the prior of Tuttebury, an alien, 40*. for which he has made fine with the 
king for the subsidy granted by the alien religious in the 21st year of the 
reign, and to discharge him of that subsidy. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to retain in the king's 
hand the lands which William Barde of Osgodby held as of the honour of 
Albemarle, until further order, and not to intermeddle further with the 
lands which are held of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William 
at his death held certain lands in Osgodby in chief as of the said honour, in 
the king's hands, by knight's service, and he held lands of others by divers 
services, and that Robert Barde, son of Thomas Barde, William's son, is 
his next heir and aged thirteen years and more. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holderness. Order not 
to intermeddle further with a messuage and 4 bovates of land in Dodyngton, 
restoring the issues thereof to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem in England, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John le Conestable of Halsham, tenant in chief, as of the 
honour of Albemarl, at his death, held the said messuage and land in his 
demesne as of fee of the prior, by knight's service. 



March 18. 
Westminster. 



March 19. 
Westminster. 



March 27. 
\\'< tmii 



MEMBRANE 19. 

To the chancellor of the university of Oxford and to the mayor and 
bailiffs of that town. Order to pay to Richard Lengleis, the king's yeoman, 
what is in arrear to him of 100s. from 25 November last, and to pay him 
100s. yearly henceforth, as on the said day the king granted to him 10/. 
to be received yearly for life, to wit, 100s. by the hands of the sheriff of 
Oxford in Oxford castle, and 100s. by the hands of the bailiffs of Oxford of 
the assize of bread and ale in that town, in recompencc for 101. which he 
used to receive yearly at the exchequer. Et oat paten*. 

To the sheriffs of London for the present or the future. Order to deliver 
to Margaret, late the wife of John de Pulteneye, a third part of 100 marks 
rent in that city for her dower, and the remaining two parts as nearest to 
John's heir, for his use yearly, as by an inquisition taken after John's 
death by John Lovekyn, then mayor of that city and escheator there, it is 
found that John at his death held a rent of 100 marks which the king 
granted to him and to the heirs male of his body, to be received yearly, to 
wit, 601. of Queenhithe (</<- Uipa Regine) of that city, and 25 marks of the 
fenn of the city, and that William, John's son, is his next heir, and aged 
nine years and more. V.t erat i>at<-iis. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, termors of 

the customs and subsidies in nil the ports of the realm, and to their 
mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to 



168 



CALEXDAH OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



April 3. 

Westminster. 



April 18. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westininstei . 



Membrane 19 — cont. 

William de Bohun, carl of Northampton, or to his attorney, 90/. 8.1. 2$<l. for 
Easter term, as the king granted to the carl 400/. in that port, 150/. in the 
port of Boston and 150/. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, to be received 
yearly for himself and the heirs male of his body until certain lands, which 
others then held for life, should revert to him, and on 26 July in the 21st 
year of the reign, the king granted to him the castle, manor and town of 
Staunford and the town of Grantham, which John de Warenna, earl of 
Surrey, held for life, and on 26 November in that year the king granted to 
him the castle and manor of Okham, co. Rutland, and the shrievalty of 
Rutland, which Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, and Margaret his wife 
held for life, with reversion to William, to the value of 519/. 3s. 6.V/. yearly, 
and the king has granted that William shall receive the remaining 
180/. 16s. 5}'/. of the issues of the customs in the port of London. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to William be Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, or to his attorney, 100/. for Easter term, in accordance with 
the king's grant to him and to the heirs male of his body of 200/. to be 
received yearly of the ferin or issues of London, until certain lands, which 
others hold for life, revert to him. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex to pay 50/. to the earl for the said term. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay 10/. to the said earl or to 
his attorney for Easter term, in accordance with the king's grant to him 
of 20/. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause hay, oats, beans, peas, litter and 
other necessaries for the king's horses and stud beyond Trent, in the 
custody of John de Barton, the king's yeoman, to be bought and purveyed 
without delay and to be delivered by indentures to John together with the 
wages of the keepers of the said horses and stud, for the time that they 
stay in that bailiwick in John's custody, and to do the like fiom time to 
time henceforth. By K. 

To Roger de Normanvill, late keeper of the king's horses and stud 
beyond Trent. Order to deliver the herbage growing in the king's parks 
pertaining to his fortalice of Haywra to Master John de Barton for the 
maintenance of the king's horses and stud, as the king has committed to 
John the custody of the said fortalice and of the horses and stud, to hold 
during pleasure. By K. 

To John de Clifford, escheator in Northumberland. Order to take the 
fealty of Agnes late the wife of William de la Vale, according to the form 
of a schedule enclosed with these presents and not to intermeddle further 
with the manors and lands which he took into the king's hand by reason 
of William's death, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William at his death 
held jointly with Agnes the manor of Callerdon, by the king's licence, and 
also the manors of Brampton, Brandon, Duxfeld and a moiety of the manor 
of Biddelesden, and that the manor of Callerdon is held in chief by homage 
and fealty and by the service of rendering 18s. lid. yearly to the hands of 
the sheriff of the county, to wit, to the ward of the oastle of Newcastle upon 
Tyne, on Bundaj after St. Cuthbert in March, and also by the service of 
likil. yearly by the hands of the sheriff for cornago on Sunday before 
St. Cuthbert in September, and the remaining manors and moiety are held 
of others than the king by di\ers sen ic< 

To Thomas de Kerrarns, keeper oi ihe lands which belonged to lsalvl 
late the wife of Henn de terrains, tenant in chief. Order to p.i\ :.> lohn 
de Brocas or to his attorney what is in arrear to him of LQ | > om 



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1350. 



Membrane 19 — emit. 

the time when those lands came into the king's hand, and to pay him that 
sum yearly henceforth, as it is found hy inquisition taken hy the escheator 
in co. Essex that Isabel at her death held certain lands in Donemowe in 
her demesne as of fee, which formerly belonged to Robert de Merk and 
Jacomina his wife, of the king as of the honour of Boulogne, of John's gift, 
to whom the king previously granted those lands by charter to hold in fee 
simple, for rendering 10/. 5s. yearly to him for life. 



April 8. 
Westminster 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



April 19. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 18. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the tenements which he took into the king's hand 
by reason of the death of Margaret de Bettesthorn, restoring the issues 
thereof to John her son, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Margaret at her death held no lands in chief or of any 
other in her demesne as of fee or in service in that bailiwick, but that she 
held there for life 2 messuages, 2 carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow 
and 2 acres of wood in Bettesthorn and Asshele of the gift and enfeoffment 
of John de Mere and William de Bettesthorn with remainder to John her 
son and to the heirs of his body, and that the said tenements are held of 
the inheritance of John de Mynstede by the service of paying 13s. 4</. yearly 
at Michaelmas. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to deliver a messuage, 
1 tofts and 20 bovates of land in Osgodby to Peter de Grymesby, 
escheator of the king's chamber in the parts of Holdernesse, together 
with the issues thereof, by indenture, as the king has reserved to his 
chamber all the lands, fees and advowsons which are held as of the 
honour of Albemarl, in England, and it is found by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that William Barde of Osgodby held the premises at his 
death in his demesne as of fee, in chief as of 
service. 



the said honour, by knight's 



To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of A.ssheby David and certain other 
lands in that bailiwick taken by reason of the death of John son and heir 
of Edmund Peverel and of Alice late the wife of Thomas de Verdon, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John, who 
died a minor in the king's wardship, alienated in fee the said manor and 
lands — which were taken into the king's hand by reason of Alice's death, 
who held them for life of his inheritance, because the manor is held of the 
heir of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief, a minor 
in the king's wardship, by knight's service — to John de Insula of 
Bougemont ('/'- Rubeo Monte), Hugh de Bray and William de la Dale, who 
entered the manor by virtue of that alienation upon the king's seisin, and 
for 10/. which John do Insula has paid, the king has pardoned them their 
trespass in so entering upon his seisin. 

Afteniarrfx the king pardoned John tin' 10/. mill therefore tin' writ is not sent 
by i In 1 king in tin- extracts to tin' exchequer. 

To Thomas Eerinbaud, escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 
Order to deliver to John Chastiloun and Joan his wife, late the wife of 
John de Wolverton, tenant in chief, the knights' fees in that bailiwick 
of those which the king assigned to her, as of the fees which belonged to 
John de Wolverton the king has assigned the following to her to hold in 
dower, to wit, a fee in Loughton, co. Buckingham, which Thomas de 
Loughton holds, extended at Be. id. yearly; a fee in Thornburgh in the 



170 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



April 22. 
Windsor. 



April 21. 
Westminster. 

April 22. 
Windsor. 



April 20. 
Westminster. 



April 28. 
w e itminster. 



Membrane 18 — cunt. 

same county, which Reginald de Fraxino holds, extended at 2*. yearly: a 
lee in Aston Saundford in the same eonnty, which Nicholas de Saunford 
holds, extended at 2s. yearly ; a moiety of a fee in Langeport, which 
Richard de Langeport holds, extended at 18'/. yearly; and a moiety of a fee 
in Themford, co. Northampton, which the heir of Eva de Grey holds, 
extended at 50s. yearly. 

To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Like order to 
deliver to the said John Chastiloun and Joan his wife the moiety of a fee 
in Themford. assigned to her as aforesaid. 

To the fermors of the customs in all the ports of England and to their 
mainpernors or their attorneys. Order to pay to Robert de Bertram 60 
marks of the issues of the customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull and 
50 marks of the customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne for Easter term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 200 marks to be received 
yearly of the issues of tin- customs in the said ports, because he freely 
delivered to the king the body of William de Douglas, taken by him in the 
battle at Durnam. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Thomas de Westcote, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John le Felter of Bristol, deceased. 

To Gerard Salvayn. escheator in co. York. Order to deliver a third part 
of 11 tofts and 15 bovates of land in Bisshopthorp in that county to the 
nearest friend of the heir to whom it cannot descend by hereditary right, 
together with the issues thereof, to be kept for the heir's use, and saving to 
the king the rent due thereon and not to intermeddle further with the lands 
which Robert Bustard held of others than the king, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robert at his death held the said third part in his demesne as of fee, in 
chief, by fealty and by the service of rendering 17s. 6f'/. to the exchequer 
by the hands of the sheriff of York, and that he held divers other lands in 
that county of others than the king by divers services, and that Richard 
son of John de Eriston son of Joan Bustard, Robert's sister, is his m 
heir and aged six and a half years. 

To William de Eppeworth, late guardian of the temporalities of the 
archbishopric of Canterbury, void and in the king's hand. Order to 
supersede the exaction made upon the tenants of the archbishopric for 
levying any sums after the death of John de Offord, elect of Canterbury, 
for a palfrey, as the king has learned that certain sums are due to hnn 
of those tenants in each voulance of the archbishopric, in the name of 
a palfrey, and now sums are exacted of them by William for that cause bj 
the death of the said John, and also by the death of Thomas Bradewardyn. 
sometime archbishop, and at the supplication of Simon, the present 
archbishop, the king has pardoned the tenants the sums due after the death 
of John. | Fcedera. I 

To Baier de Rooheford, escheator in co. Rutland. Order to delivei 

John de Wesenham the manor of Extoo together with the issues thereof, 

as the king lately granted to John de O re y of Kuffvu the custody of all the 

lands whuh belonged to John de Bruj - "t Convngton, tenant in chief, m 

the king's hand by reason of the minority of his heir, to hold until the 



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1350. 



Mi'iiiL 



ifaiw 



IK cont. 



heir should come of age, together with the marriage of the heir and the 
reversion of lands held in dower or otherwise for life of his inheritance 
during the minority, and although the heir died a minor in the king's 
wardship, so that the inheritance ought to descend to his sisters, now 
under age, the king granted that John should hold the said custody until 
the sisters should come of age together with their marriage, and if any one 
of them should die hefore she come of age and was married hy John, her 
heir being under age, then John should have the custody of the heir and 
its marriage and so from heir to heir until the said heirs come of age ; 
and afterwards John demised and sold that custody to John de Verdon 
' le fitz,' who demised and sold it to Master Simon de Islep, now archbishop 
of Canterbury, who demised and sold it to John de Wesenham, as appears 
by the letters of John, John and Simon and as the king has learned by 
trustworthy testimony, and it is found by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Maud late the wife of Benedict de Fulsham at her death held the said 
manor for life of the inheritance of Agnes and Joan, sisters and heirs of 
Bernard, son of John de Bruys, that Bernard died a minor in the king's 
wardship and that Agnes is aged ten years and Joan is aged nine years. 



April 12. 
Westminster. 



April 23. 

Westminster. 



May 4. 
Westminster. 



May 8. 
Wo.tminster. 



MEMBRANE 17. 

To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 
and to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London. Order 
to pay to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl or Warwick or to his attorney, 500 
marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king"s grant to him on 
15 July in the 22nd year of the reign for his good service and for his fee 
for staying with the king with a hundred men at arms by agreement, of 
1,000 marks to be received yearly for life of the issues of the custom of 
wool, hides and wool-fells in the ports of London, Lenn and Boston. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a rent of 26s. 8'/. in Kildale, restoring the issues thereof to 
Robert de Boulton and Alice his wife, as the king ordered the escheator to 
certify why he had taken that rent into the king's hand, and the escheator 
returned that it is in the king's hand by the death of Katherine late the 
wife of John de Menyl, who held it jointly with John for themselves and 
the heirs of their bodies of the inheritance of John's heir, then a minor in 
the king's wardship, and the rent is held of John de Percy of Kildale by 
knight's service, and the heir died when a minor in the king's wardship, 
and that Alice, his sister, whom Robert has married, is his next heir and 
of full age, and on 11 February last the king took Robert's fealty for all 
the lands which came into the king's hands by reason of the minority of 
the heir of John de Menyl and were held in chief, and ordered them to be 
delivered to Robert and Alice. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause such 
wages to be allowed to William Croyser, late sheriff and approver in cos. 
Bedford and Buckingham, as have been allowed to other sheriffs and 
approvers there. 

The like to the same for Thomas Frembaud, sheriff and approver of 
fcho ie counties. 



April I',. 
W' itmin t< ; 



MEMBRANE 16. 

To the collectors in the port of Bcardeburgh of the subsidy of 2«. the 
Back of wool and 3d. the pound. The king has learned from the plaint of 
the mayor and burgesses of Berwick on Tweed that although ships laded 



17'2 



CALENDAR OK CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



March 20. 

Westminster. 



April 16. 
Westminster. 



April 7. 
Westminster. 



April 8. 
\V( Btminster, 



April 24. 

\\ . i minster. 



Membrane lb — mitt. 

with wool and other merchandise of Scotland in the port of Berwick, the 
customs being paid and ooketted, to be taken to Flanders, when they are 
driven by bempests to places in England and when they put in there to buy 
victuals for the maintenance of the men therein and to avoid hostile 
attacks, not for unlading or Belling the wool and merchandise, yet the 
collectors have arrested such ships with the wool and merchandise therein 
and detain them until the merchants pay the said subsidy, by reason of an 
ordinance of the king and council, to pay for the safe-conduct of the wool 
and merchandise, whereupon the mayor and burgesses have besought the 
king to provide a remedy, and in consideration of their labours in the safe 
custody of Berwick : the king orders the collectors to permit such ships to 
cross to Flanders with the merchandise therein without exacting the said 
subsidy, and to restore without delay anything which they have levied for 
the same. By C. 

The like to such collectors in the following ports, to wit: — 

The collectors in the port of Ravenesrod. 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
deliver to John de Wesenham quit of the fee of the seal a certain charter by 
which the king granted to him that he should have free warren in all his 
demesne lands in co. Norfolk. By K. 

To John de Colby, escheator in Suffolk. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Houton in that county, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Margery late the wife of Edmund Bacoun, knight, at her death, held no 
lands in her demesne as of fee in that county, but that she held the said 
manor in dower after her husband's death, which manor and the advowson 
of Olton church Robert de Askeby, parson of Ingham church, gave to 
Adam Bacoun and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to 
Edmund and the heirs male of his body, with remainder in default to the 
right heirs of Adam, and that Adam and Edmund died without heirs male 
of their bodies, and that the manor is held of the counters of Pembroke in 
free socage by the service of rendering 12*. 2</. yearly to her. and that 
Robert Bacoun, knight, son of Henry Bacoun, Adam's kinsman, is his next 
heir and of full age. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release John du 
Vaal from the Flete prison after receiving a reasonable tine from him for 
his trespass, as lie has besought the king to provide for his release, as he 
was adjudged to the said prison because he erroneously offered himself 
the attorney of the mayor of London and escheator there to make his 
proffer, thinking that he would be previously admitted for this by the 
treasurer and barons and enrolled in the memoranda of the exchequer, and 
it has been testified before the council by those in whom the king ha> 
Confidence that John made that proffer by error and ignorance rather than 
by malice or fraud. 

To the same. Order to discharge John of the said tine for his kres] 
as the king has remitted that line at John's supplication and b) reason of 
the testimony aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause the kind's chamber 

above the gate of Winchester castle to he ne\sl\ roofed and the defects ot 
divers houses, walls and towers in that eastle to he repaired b\ thevuw 

and testimony of Robert de Cherteseye and Walter le Chamberleyn, both 
of the issues of Ins hailiwick and of the escheatrv of the eoun 

Bj hill of the treasui 



24 EDWARD III.— 1'aht 1. 



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1350. 

May 4. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

To Thomas do Hoo, escheator in Sussex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Appleshani and with certain tenements ;it Hoo 
in the parish of Launcyngg, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned hy inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard do Combes at 
his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee or in service in 
that county, whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, 
but that he held the said manor in his demesne as of fee of John de 
Moubray, by the service of two knights' fees, and that he held the said 
tenements in his demesne as of fee, of the said John, by the service of an 
eighth part of a knight's fee and of rendering to John 5d. yearly at the 
feast of St. Thomas the Apostle. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



April 12. 

Westminster. 



April 20. 

Westminster. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



May 8. 



MEMBRANE 15. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to John de Tamworth, clerk of the crown of chancery 20/. in remunera- 
tion of his expenses for the maintenance of the clerks in that office from 
the time of the cessation of the late deadly pestdence. By K. and C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to pay to Richard de Stanhop, mayor of Berwick upon Tweed, 200/. 
for his own use and 40 marks for the use of the community of that town, 
in which the king is bound to them for divers costs which they incurred 
upon the safe custody of that town from the time when Thomas de 
Musgrave, the late keeper of the town, and the one supplying his place 
there departed thence, until the time when William Heroun took up the 
custody of the town. By K. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of John Waleys, who is sheriff of Nottingham and 
Derby. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to assign dower to 
Joan late the wife of John Larcher of Yapum, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

The like to the same escheator to assign dower to Alice late the wife of 
William Stra, tenant in chief. 

To the fermors of the customs and subsidies due in all the ports of 
England and to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London. 
Order to pay to John de Bello Campo or to his attorney 20/. 13s. id. for 
Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him for his fee 
and for his stay with the king of 58/. 6a. Hd. to be received yearly for life 
of the issues of those customs. 

To Margery late the wife of William de Ros of Hamelak. Order to pay 
to John de Bello Campo or to his attorney 881. 6*. Hd. for Luster term last, 
in accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 May last of 160/. 13s. id. 
which she is bound to pay yearly at the exchequer for the custody of the 
lands in cos. Lincoln and Northumberland which belonged to Adam de 
Welle, tenant in chief. 

To John de Wycombe and John le Spicer of Bristol. Order to be 
attendant upon the levying and collecting of the portion of the triennial 
tenth and fifteenth last granted for the second year, touching the town of 



174 



( ALUNDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



May 8. 

Westminster. 



April 80. 
w estminster, 



April 28. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 15 — eont. 

Bristol, and not to intermeddle with the collection of the same without 
that town, although the king lately appointed them with other lieges to 
levy and collect that tenth and fifteenth in co. Gloucester so that they 
should answer for the money thereof before the octaves of Trinity next, but 
they are dependent by divers commissions to levy and collect the customs 
of wool, hides and wool-fells and the subsidy in the port of Bristol, and also 
the subsidy of 2s. the sack, 12d. the tun and G«/. in pound in the same port, 
as appears by inspection of the chancery rolls, wherefore they are not able 
to be attendant upon the collecting of the tenth and fifteenth without that 
town with the other lieges. By C. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh the elder and Edward son of Edward le 
Despenser, keepers of two parts of the lands which belonged to Hugh le 
Despenser, tenant in chief, in Glamorgan and Morganok in Wales or to 
him who supplies their place and to the sheriff there. Order to supersede 
all pleas and processes concerning certain trespasses and excesses in the 
said parts perpetrated before 8 February last, and determined, or any others 
touching the king although not previously determined, and not to inter- 
meddle further therewith, revoking without delay anything done to the 
contrary, proceeding in all other pleas notwithstanding any previous orders 
to the contrary, as the king granted to them the custody of two parts of all 
the said lands together with the lordships, regalities and all other appurten- 
ances, as Hugh held them, from 8 February last, inclusive, to hold until 
Hugh's heirs should come of age, for rendering a certain thing to the king, 
and now the king has learned that they exercise cognisances of pleas for 
trespasses and excesses in those parts while they were in the king's hand 
and in the custody of the executors of Hugh's will, before the said 
8 February, pretending that they pertain to them when they do not, and 
they compel several men of those parts to answer before them for trespass 
before the said day, and fuller information being taken upon the premis 
by the council it seemed to them that the cognisance of trespasses per- 
petrated in those parts before the said 8 February, even if they were not 
determined, does not and cannot pertain to Bartholomew and Kdward 
by virtue of the king's letters. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Agnes Pore 
5 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her for 
her good service as nurse to Margaret de Wyndesore, Ins daughter, of 
10 marks to be received yearly at the exchequer for life. 

To the collectors in co. Northampton of the tenth and fifteenth lately 
granted. Order to supersede the demand for that tenth and fifteenth 
which they make upon Edward prince of Wales for his lands in RokynghtODQ 
and Weldon, in his own hand and not demised at ferm, or on his own 
goods therein. By C. 

To Gerard Salvayn, esoheator in oo. York. Order not to intermeddle 
further with 10 bovates of land in Kibelyngcotes in that county, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that John de Cave of Muldeltou near \\ atton, at his death, held 
the said laud in his demesne as of fee of the chapter of St. John, Beverlej . 
by fealty and the service of 12</. yearly. 

Mandate to Thomas do Bokeby, late escheator in 00. York, to restore the 
issues of that land. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the ohamberlaina, 
Order to pay ">7:!/. to Ralph baron of Stafford, in accordance with the 

king's grant to him of that sum on I July in the 22nd \ ear of the reign, in 
aid of his l • in the kit: \ iee in parts beyond. 



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1350. 

May 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermors 
of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England and to their 
mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Queen Philippa or to her attorney 5001. for Easter term last, as in 
recompence for the castle, town and honour of Pontefract and its knights' 
fees, advowsons and other parts, which the king granted to her to hold in 
dower and otherwise for life, he has granted to her 1,00CM. to be received 
yearly for life of the first money of the old and new customs in that port. 



May 10. 
Westminster. 



May 10. 

Westminster. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



May 7. 
Westminster. 



April 14. 

Westminster. 



May 5. 

tminster. 



May 15. 

Wt -tminster. 

May 1. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause eight verderers for that 
county to be elected in place of William de Coker, Walter de Cothurst, 
Thomas de Horchard, Roger Warre, William Heverard, William Lukkume, 
John Denyse and Peter Seyntcroysce, deceased. 

To Richard de Goldesburgh, John de Calverleye, John de Wodhall, 
William de Rilleston and John Deyvill. Order to be attendant upon the 
levying, collecting and receiving of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last 
granted for the second year in the West Riding, co. York, together with 
Brian de Thornhull, as the king lately appointed them for this, and 
although he associated William de Plompton and Brian with them after- 
wards, yet for certain causes shown before him and his council he has 
discharged William thereof. By C. 

To William de la Pole, collector of the custom of wool, hides and wool- 
fells in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to pay to Queen Isabel or 
to her attorney 5001. for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 1,500^. to be received yearly for life in equal 
portions of the customs in the ports of Kyngeston, London and Boston. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Edmund de 
Hoggeshagh, the king's yeoman, 100s. for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on 1 February last, of 101. to be received 
yearly for life at the exchequer. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by reason of the 
death of John le Conestable of Halsham, restoring the issues thereof, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his 
death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick whereby the custody of his 
lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held lands of others than 
the king by divers services. 

To John de Coupeland, escheator in Northumberland. Order to assign 
dower to Agnes late the wife of Robert de Reymes, tenant in chief, of all 
the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking 
oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

The like to Peter de Orymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, 
for Isabel late the wife of Nicholas de Thome. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William Somerwell, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to deliver to 
Peter de (.'usance, knight, kinsman and heir of John Bluet, tenant in chief, 
and to Edmund Baynard and Eleanor his wife, John's daughter and heir, 



176 



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1350. 



May 15. 
Westminster. 



May 28. 
Westminster 



May 27. 
Westminster. 



April 15. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 14 — rout. 

the advowson of Cilohestre church, co. Southampton, as of the advowsone 

which Eleanor, late John's wife, held in dower at her death of the 
inheritance of Peter and Eleanor, the king has assigned to Peter, Edmund 
and Eleanor, with their assent, the said advowson, to wit, the first time 
of presenting to Peter and the second to Eleanor, as often as a voidance 
occurs. 

To Richard de Denton, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and 
Lancaster. Order to deliver a messuage and 20 acres of land in Raghton 
to the nearest friend of the heir of Robert de Raghton, to whom they 
cannot descend hy hereditary right, to he kept for the heir's use, saving to 
the king the rent due thereon, and not to intermeddle further with the 
lands which Robert held of others than the king, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robort at his death held the said messuage and land in his demesne as of 
fee, in chief, by the service of rendering 15s. 5.W. yearly by the hands of 
the sheriff of Cumberland, to the exchequer, Carlisle, at Michaelmas, and 
that he held divers other lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick of 
others than the king hy certain services, and that Thomas his son is his 
next heir and aged three years. 

To Thomas de Hoo, escheator in Sussex. Order to deliver to Roger 
brother of John de Bulsham, the manor of Bulsham in the parish of 
Yabeton, together with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the said 
manor for himself and the heirs of his body, with remainder, in default, 
to Roger and the heirs of his body, by a fine levied in the king's court, 
and that John died without an heir of his body, and the manor is held 
by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee as of the fees which 
belonged to Robert de Tateshale, in the king's hand, and the king ha-; 
taken Roger's fealty. 

To Thomas de Hoo, escheator in Sussex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with certain tenements in Estbourne in that county, restoring the 
issues thereof to Geoffrey de Sonyngelegh, who married Isabel, daughter 
and heir of John Evenyng, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John at his death held those tenements in his demesne 
as of fee in chief, by the service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee, and 

rtain other tenements there in his demesne as of fee of others than the 
king by divers services, and that all the said tenements pertain to lieotfrey 
by reason of his offspring by Isabel, and the king has taken his fealty. 

To Robert de Rokwode and Henry de Elmham. Whereas the king 
lately appointed Edmund de Saxham, Thomas de Sa\h:un, Hamo de 
Mikelefeld, Richard de Martlesham, John de Rysing and Richard Frowd 
to collect ami levy the tenth and fifteenth last granted, of the men of 
CO. Suffolk, and afterwards in place of Richard Freysel the king appointed 

Robert and Henry to execute the premises with the others, and subsequently . 

for certain causes shown before the council the king ordered Fdmund, 

Thomas, Hamo, Richard de Martlesham and John to be attendant upon 

the collecting and levying, and he notified Robort and Henry that it would 
not behove them to be attendant thereupon henceforth, and although, 
afterwards, not recollecting the said order and notification, the king 
appointed Henry and Robert with Edmund, Thomas, Hamo, Richard de 
Martlesham and John, and John de Heiiham, to execute the prenu-. 
Robert and Henry are making stay upon rendering their account at the 
exchequer for the tune when t!u\ were collectors in that county of the aid 



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2350 Membrane 14 — cont. 

of 40s. for making the king's eldest son a knight, for which the king is 
not yet fully satisfied, and therefore they cannot be attendant upon the 
collecting of the tenth and fifteenth with the others : the king therefore 
again notifies Henry and Robert that it does not behove them to be 
attendant upon the said collecting with the others aforesaid, whom the 
king has enjoined to be attendant upon the same in conjunction with John 
de Denham, without awaiting the presence of Robert and Henry. 



MEMBRANE 13. 

April 28. To Robert Hadham, escheator in Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with a messuage in the parish of St. Clement Danes, without the 
bar of the New Temple, London, restoring the issues thereof to Simon le 
Barbour, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John Barbour at his death held the said messuage in his demesne of 
fee, in chief, in socage, by fealty and by the service of paying 18//. every 
Michaelmas to the exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of that county, 
and that Simon lately married Cecily, John's daughter and heir, now 
deceased, and that he had a son by her who died during Cecily's life, 
wherefore the messuage ought to pertain to Simon by the law of England, 
and the king has taken his fealty. 

April 28. To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermors of 

Westminster the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, and to their 
mainpernors. Order to pay to Ralph, baron of Stafford 800 marks for 
Easter term last, as on 6 September in the 22nd year of the reign, for his 
good service and for his stay with the king for life with sixty men at arms, 
and because he would make stay with no other than the king as is contained 
in the indenture made with him, the king granted to him GOO marks for 
his fee to be received yearly for life of the customs in the ports of London 
and Boston. 



April 28. To William Walkelate, the king's Serjeant at arms. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. William Bakestere of Grymesby his ship called ' Godyere ' with all its tackle 
and the goods and chattels found therein without delay, as the king lately 
appointed William to make scrutiny of all ships and boats in the River 
Thames that none of the king's good money of sterling, or letters or other 
things prejudicial to the king should be taken to parts beyond the sea, and 
he arrested the said ship as forfeit to the king on account of the resistance 
of the mariners to him on his first arrival so that he could not make such 
scrutiny, and it is testified before the king and his council that William was 
not in his ship at the time of this impediment, and that he had no part 
therein, wherefore the king has granted to him the ship with the goods and 
chattels therein, as a gift of his special favour. 

By K. on the information of William. 

May 1. To the mayor and bailiffs of Ipswich and to the collectors of customs in 

Westminster, the port of that town. Order to permit Athelard son of Nicholas, master 
of a ship called ' la 8evnte Osyne ' of Serisi in Seland to lade 40 quarters of 
wheat in that ship and take them thence to London, to do his pleasure 
therewith in accordance with the king's grant to him, alter receiving 
security from him that he will take the wheat to London and not to parts 
beyond the sea. By C. 



17204 



M 



178 



CALENBAB OV CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350 

April 20. 



Membrane 18 — emit. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



To Edmund do Saxam, Thomas de Saxham, Hamo de Miklefeld, Richard 
Westminster, de Miirtlesham and John de Rysyng. Order to associate John de Benham 
with them and to be attendant upon the collecting and levying of the tenth 
and fifteenth in co. Suffolk without awaiting the presence of Robert de 
Rokwode and Henry de Elmham, as the king lately appointed them and 
Richard Freysel fco collect the tenth and lifteenth, and afterwards he 
appointed Robert and Henry to execute the premises in place of Henry, 
and subsequently, for certain causes shown before the council, he ordered 
them to he attendant upon the matter without awaiting Robert and Henry, 
and although not recollecting that order, he associated them again with 
Robert and Henry and with John de Benham, yet as Robert and Henry 
make continual stay upon rendering their account for the time when they 
were collectors of the aid for making the king's eldest son a knight, in the 
said county, for which the king is not yet satisfied, they cannot be 
attendant upon the premises. By C. 

To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle 
further with certain lands in the town of Netherleye, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Nicholas Gamage at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of 
fee, but that he held the said lands of Edward de Penebrugge, in socage, 
by the service of a pair of gloves. 

To Richard Talbot. Order to pay to William de Cusancia, sometime 
keeper of the wardrobe, those 95/. which are in arrear for Whitsuntide and 
Martinmas terms for the first year of payment of a ferrn of certain lands in 
the king's hand, which belonged to Laurence de Hastynges, earl of 
Pembroke, tenant in chief, demised to Richard by Thomas de Clopton, late 
keeper of the wardrobe, under a certain form, knowing that if they delay pay- 
ment the king will cause the money to be levied of their lands and chattels. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, termors 

the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, and to their 
mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London. Order to pu 
Queen Philippa or to her attorney 297/. 2.s\ lid. of the issues of the petty 
custom in that port, or of those of the great custom, if these do not suffice, 
for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her, in 
consideration of her great charges in the maintenance of his children, of 
891 marks 5*. 9J</. to be received yearly of the said issues until the king 
has ordained otherwise for the maintenance of his children. 



May 10. 

Westminster 



May 18. 
Westminster. 



May 8. 

W. -tminster. 



May 25. 

Westminster. 



To John Laundels, escheator in Berks. Order to take the fealt\ of 
Joan late the wife of John de Wantyng of Estbury, in accordance with the 
form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle 
further with a messuage, T>0 aeivs of land in Bokhampton and St aci\ 
land, 2 acres of meadow and 26s. Qd. rent in Estbury, restoring the i- 
thereof to her. as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that John, at Ins death, was jointly enfeoffed of the premises with -loan, for 
themselves and the heirs of their bodies, by the king's licence, and that the 
tenements in Bokhampton are held in chief by the service of a serjeanty, 
to wit, of housing the king's dogs when they go to those parts, and the 
tenements in Estbury are also held in chief, by the service of an eighth part 
of a knight's fee. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place in the town of Southampton, Order to deliver to the abbot And 
convent of the place of St. Edward now called Letteley, two tuns of wine 
of the king's right prise, tor the two last years, ii lance with the 

grant of King Henry to them of a tun of such wine in frank almoin to bo 
received yearly at Mid Lent, for celebrating masses m their church. 



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179 



1350. 
April 1. 

Westminster. 



June 28. 

Westminster. 

April 15. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 12. 

To the fermors of the customs and their mainpernors or to their 
attorneys. Order to pay to Henry Pycard or to his attorney 1,4752. for 
Easter term last, as for an advance of 8,000/. which Henry, Simon de 
Garton and their fellows made to the lung, he granted that prompt pay- 
ment of the tenths and fifteenths granted to him should be made before 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas in the 22nd year of the reign, and that tallies 
for that sum should be levied at the exchequer and that they should have 
20s. of the subsidy on each sack of wool taken out of the realm after that 
Michaelmas by reason of that advance, until Henry should be satisfied for 
4,000/. of true debts due by the king by his letters patent or by bills of the 
wardrobe, to them or any other persons, to be surrendered by them, and by 
virtue of that grant the said merchants received 6,100/. upon the issues of 
the tenth and fifteenth by tallies levied at the receipt of the exchequer for 
the said Michaelmas, as appears by the endorsement of the letters patent to 
the merchants, restored to chancery to be cancelled, and afterwards, on 
16 October in the 22nd year of the reign, the king granted that Henry 
should receive 20*. on every sack taken out of the realm until he should be 
fully satisfied for the remaining 5,900/., notwithstanding any assignment 
made by the king to another merchant, so that he should make surrender 
of letters or bills for 4,000/. of that sum, due by the same, to the exchequer ; 
and afterwards, with the assent of the council, the king, wishing Henry to 
be satisfied for what was in arrear to him of the entire sum on 20 December 
last granted that he should receive the remaining 5,900/. of the issues of 
the said customs, to wit, 1,475/. at Christmas then following, 1,475/. at 
Easter following and 1,475/. at Midsummer and 1,475/. at Michaelmas. 

To the same. Order to pay to the said Henry or to his attorney 1,475/. 
for Midsummer of the said issues. 

To the fermors of the customs and subsidies due in all the ports of 
England, or to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London. 
Order to pay to John de Coupeland 295/. 7s. 11'/. for Easter, Michaelmas 
and Easter terms last, as in consideration of his service in war and of his 
vigorous action in the battle at Durham, where he took David de Bruys, 
self styled king of Scotland, and freely delivered him to the king, the 
king created John a banneret and to maintain that estate granted to him 
500/. to be received yearly, to wit, 400/. of the issues of the customs in 
that port and 100/. of the issues of the customs in the port of Berwick 
upon Tweed ; and the king granted to him the manor of Coghull, co. York 
and a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with its members and 
other appurtenances in cos. Westmorland and Cumberland, and a moiety of 
the manor of Clreston, co. Lancaster, which belonged to William de Coucy 
and came into the king's hand as escheats after his death, to the yearly 
value of 281/. 8*. 9]'/. at which they are extended, in part satisfaction of 
the said 500/., saving to the king the park and separable wood upon 
le Bradewode, the wood in the island of Wynandermere, a moiety of the 
wood called 'Richemerfeld,' of the wood of Crosthwayt called 'Brondewode,' 
and of the wood of Aynei-holm, and the knights' fees and advowsons 
pertaining to the said manor and moieties ; and the king also granted to 
John the manors of Morholrn, Warton, Carneford and Lyndeheved with 
appurtenances, in co. Lancaster, which belonged to the said William and 
I to the king, to hold at ferni at the king's will, to the value of 
78/. 5.s. lie/, yearly, in part satisfaction of the 500/., and the king wishing 
John to be satisfied for the remaining 190/. 5s. 8fd., granted that he 
should receive that sum yearly of the issues of the customs in the port of 
London, until the king should provide him with 190/. 5*. 8fd. of land and 
rent yearly, in full satisfaction of the 500/. 



180 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



iq^q Membrane 12 rout. 

To the termors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 
or to their mainpernors or to their attorneys in the port of Newcastle upon 
Tyne. Order to pay to John tie Coupeland 150/. for Easter, Michaelmas 
and Easter terms last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on '20 
January in the 20th year of the reign, for his good service and for his stay 
with the king with twenty men at arms, of 100/. to be received yearly for 
life of the issues of the customs in that port. 

April 10. To the termors etc. as above in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 

Westminster William, marquis of Juliers, or to Henry tie Brisele, his attorney, 300/. for 

Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 1,000/. to 

be received yearly, to wit, 000/. of the customs in that port and 400/. at 

the exchequer. 

To Walter tie Chiriton and his fellows, fermors of the customs and 
subsidies due in all the ports of England or to their mainpernors or to their 
attorneys. Order to pay to Wolfard tie Gistellis and to Eleanor his wife 
S3/. 6s'. S</., as on 1 June in the [20th] year of the reign the king granted 
to them 50 marks to be received yearly tor their lives of the issues of the 
customs in the port of London, and the king ordered the said fermors to 
certify him how much had been paid to Wolfard and Eleanor, and how much 
remained to be paid, and Walter returned that 50/. had been paid, to wit, 
for Michaelmas term in the 20th year and for the terms of Easter and 
Michaelmas following, and the king wishes them to be satisfied for the 
83/. 6*. 8</. in arrear for Easter and Michaelmas terms in the 22nd and 
23rd years and for Easter term last. 

April 15. To the fermors of the customs and subsidies due in all the ports of 

Westminster. England, and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys in the port of 
Boston. Order to pay to William de Melchebourn, the king's merchant, 
10/. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him for 
his services in the redemption of the king's great crown, which he brought 
to England, of 20/. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the great 
and petty customs in that port. 

Membrane 11. 

May 25. To the collectors of the customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to 

Westminster. Tideniannus de Lymbergh, Thomas de Brandon, Richard de I'auston and 
Thomas tie Notingham or to Robert de t'aldewell and John de Beek, then- 
attorneys, 20*. on every sack, 20a. on every 800 wool-fells, and 40s. on 
every last of hides taken out of that port from 10 April last until they are 
satisfied for 4,000 in part satisfaction of 35,000 marks in which the king 
is bound to them for divers causes, as the king has granted that they shall 
have satisfaction as aforesaid for the 35,000 marks in all the ports of 
England. Bj K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of London to pa\ 1. 000/. 
to Tideniainius etc. or to Thomas de Brandon, and Thomas Ounsily, their 
attorneys. 

The like to the collectors of customs m the port of Kyugeston upon 
Hull to pay 3,000/. to Tideniannus etc. or to Adam Pound, their anon 

Memorandum that mi 10 August following Adam Pound was amored I 
his office of attorney in the port of Kynyeston and John dt Chtsterftld imu 
substituted in liis )>lare, ami on 21 September foUoiciny John </< CaiLutll . 
deputed in place of the said John. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the pott of Sandwich to 
120/. to Tideniannus etc. or to John Loxervk, their atton 



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1350. 

July 30. 
Westminster 



Aug. 16. 
Rotherhithe. 



June 8. 

Westminster 



June 6. 
Henley. 



Jane 15. 

Selborm 



June 7. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton to pay 
500/. to Tidemannus etc. or to Thomas de Brandon and Henry Flemyng, 
their attorneys. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : — 
The collectors in the port of Lenn to pay 300/. to them or to John de 

\Yesenhani, their attorney. 
The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth to pay 100/. to them 

or to Roger de Broxton, their attorney. 
The collectors in the port of Ipswich to pay 200/. to them or to 

Stacius de Manyers, their attorney. 
The collectors in the port of Chichester to pay 100/. to them or to 
Thomas de Brandon or to Thomas Dunsely, their attorneys. 

The collectors in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and Hertilpol to 
pay 200/. to them or to John de Caldewell, their attorney. 

Afterwards on 2-1 September the collectors in the port of Lenn were 
ordered to pay 700/. in addition to the 300/. aforesaid. 

Afterwards on 22 October the collectors in the port of London were 
ordered to pay 3,000/. in addition to the 4,000/. aforesaid. 

Afterwards on 24 October the collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon 
Hull were ordered to pay 2,000/. beyond the 3,000/. aforesaid. 

On the same day the collectors in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and 
Hertilpol were ordered to pay 300/. beyond the 200/. aforesaid. 

To William de Thorp, Hugh de Meynil, Nicholas de Langeford, William 
de Grey of Sandiacre, Roger Deyncourt, Roger Michel of Breideston, John 
Cokeyn and Robert Bretoun. Order to be attendant upon the preservation 
of the peace and keeping the statutes of Winchester and Northampton in 
co. Derby, the punishment of offenders and the other things contained 
in their commission, without awaiting the presence of John de Grey of 
Codenore, whom the king appointed with them for this, as John is detained 
by such grave sickness that he cannot execute the premises, as the king 
has learned by trustworthy testimony. By C. 

Mandate to John that it does not behove him to travail in the execution 
of the premises. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John 
Cook and his fellows, guardians of the temporalities of the archbishopric of 
Canterbury, when in the king's hand by the death of John de Stratford, 
the archbishop, what they shall be found, by letters of acquittance under 
the Griffon seal, to have paid to Robert de Mildenhale, receiver of the 
money of the king's chamber, up to the sum of 1,000/., as on 20 October 
in the 22nd year of the reign the king reserved to his chamber 1,000/. of 
the issues of the archbishopric, and by letters under the Griffon seal 
ordered the said guardians to pay that sum to Robert. 

By letter of the seal called ' le Griffon.' 

To Thomas de I loo, escheator in co. Surrey. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the lands of John son of William Roce of Tetyngge, restoring 
the issues thereof to him, although the king, on learning that John was 
dead, ordered the escheator to take into the king's hand all the lands 
whereof John was seised in his demesne as of fee, and to keep them safely 
until further order, as John is alive and enjoying bodily health, as is found 
by inquisition taken by the escheator. 

To Thomas de Hoo, escheator in Surrey and Sussex. Order to deliver 
to Master William de Hppewortb, sometime guardian of the temporalities 
of the archbishopric of Canterbury, by indenture, all the issues of the said 



182 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE LOLLS. 



1350. 



Membrane 11- 



i»lt. 



June 12. 

Selliornt'. 



June 6. 

Henley. 



June 10. 
Windsor. 



temporalities in that bailiwick for the time when they were in the king's 
hand by the death of Master John de Offord, elect of Canterbury, and of 
Master Thomas Bradewardyn, afterwards archbishop of Canterbury, so that 
William may be able to answer to the king therefor. By K. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which he 
took into the king's hand by reason of the death of Thomas de Wolbergh 
of Kotefeld, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held no lands 
in chief in that bailiwick whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain 
to the king, but that he held lands of others thau the king by divers 
services. 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order to cause Nicholas 
de Huntyngton son and heir of John de Huntyngton, tenant in chief, to 
have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death m 
his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and 
the king has taken his homage for all the lands which his father held in 
chief, and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [21002.1 

To Saier de Roeheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to amove the 
king's hand without delay from a messuage and 13 acres of land in 
Swaueton and not to intermeddle further therewith, as the king lately 
ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken the premises into the 
king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so taken them by 
reason of the trespass of a former prior of Castelacre in acquiring the 
said messuage and land, which are held in chief, of the abbot of Lessay 
{de Exaquino) and by reason of that abbot's trespass in acquiring them of 
Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, without the king's licence, and afterwards 
at the prior's suit showing that one Robert de llaya, sometime lord of 
Swaueton, by his charter, confirmed by Richard his son and by Ralph. 
Richard's brother, granted to (iod and St. Mary de Acra and to the monks 
there a bovate of land in Swauetona with all the service that pertains to 
the bovate. and the priors of that place have been seised of the said messuage 
and land, which are the said bovate by virtue of that grant, from time out 
of mind without having acquired them as is alleged in the escheator'- 
return, and the prior beseeching the king to cause his hand to be amoved, 
the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by 
which it is found that Robert de llaya, lord of Swauetona, before a time 
whereof there is no memory to the contrary, granted a bovate of land in 
Swaueton to God and St. Mary de Acra and the monks there, by Ins 
charter, confirmed by Richard his son and by Ralph, Richard's brother. 
and that the priors have been seised of that bovate by virtue of the said 
grant, and it is the same as the messuage and 18 acres of land taken into 
the king's hand, and that the messuage and land were never acquired as 
alleged in the escheator's return, that they are held of the abbot of Rarlynges 
in frank almoin and are worth 6s. H</. yearly. 



MEMBRANE 10. 

May 25. To Thomas Frembaud, esoheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham. 

Westminster. Order to amove the king's band from the lands of the prior} of 
si Bartholomew, London, void by the death of John de lYkesden, the 
prior, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the ismics then 

to the sub prior and roment without delay, a- King Henry, by eha 
which the king has inspected, granted that alter the death of the prior no 



24 EDWARD III. Part 1. 



is;; 



1350. 



May 12. 
Westminster. 



June 1. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 
WV-.trninster. 



M&mbrane 10 — cont. 

one should presume to usurp the Lordship of the place or intermeddle with 
its lands, men or chattels, except with the goodwill of the whole convent, 
and now the sub-prior and convent have shown the king that although in 
every voidance of the priory its lands and possessions have been in their 
custody from the time of the said charter, without the king's ministers 
intermeddling therewith or receiving any profit therefrom, yet the escheator 
has taken the lands of the priory into the king's hand by reason of John's 
death, whereupon they have hesought the king to provide a remedy, and hy 
process held before Eldward I it was considered that the custody of the 
priory could not pertain to him by reason of a voidance, and he ordered 
the treasurer and barons of the exchequer by writ to acquit John do 
Kensyngton, then the prior, and the convent, of Ql. Is. lid. with which 
Ralph de Broghton, who intermeddled with the custody of that priory in 
the last voidance, charged himself, by virtue of which writ the said 
treasurer and barons discharged them, as is found by their certificate sent 
into chancery. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

Walter Turk, mayor of London and escheator there. 

Peter de Boxstede, escheator in cos. Essex and Hertford. 

Robert de Hadham, escheator in co. Middlesex. 

To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to 
pay to John, bishop of Worcester, the chancellor, 11. 20'/., as the livery of 
the robes of the clerks of chancery for the present summer exceeds the 
usual sum hy that amount, on account of the scarcity of cloth and sendal 
(cindalli). By K. and C. 

[Ffedera.] 

To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order to retain in the 
king's hand 7 acres of land in Neucherche, Rokyng and Bilsynton of the 
inheritance of Michael Galiot. whereof 4 are held of the king until further 
order and not to intermeddle further with the other tenements which John 
son and heir of William de Harnhull, tenant in chief, held of others 
than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that a messuage and 80 acres of land in 
Neucherche, Rokyngg and Bilsynton came into his hands by reason of 
John's minority, and John died a minor in the king's wardship, and that 
4 acres of that land are held in chief hy the service of rendering 3d. to 
the ward of Dover castle and l$rf. to the king's court of Relevet, and the 
messuage and remaining lands are held of others than the king by divers 
services, and that Michael Galiot, John's kinsman, is his next heir for the 
7 acres whereof the 4 acres held in chief are parcel, and James de Harnhull, 
John's kinsman, is his next heir for the messuage and the remaining 23 
, and is aged three years. 

To Benry Draper and Walter de Elemor of Gloucester. Order to be 
attendant upon levying and collecting the portion of the tenth and 
fifteenth lust, granted, for the second year, touching the town of Gloucester, 
and not to intermeddle with the Levying of the same without that town, 
although the king appointed them with other lieges to levy and collect that 
tenth and fifteenth for the second year in co. Gloucester, so that they should 
answer for the money thereof before the octaves of Trinity next, because 
they (ne appointed bailiffs of that town and are therefore charged to levy 

and collect the ferm there, and to hold divers pleas and suits touching the 
state and salvation of the town, wherefore they cannot be attendant upon 
the said col! without the town. By C. 



181 



CALENDAR 01-' CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

June 4. 

Henley near 

Guildford 



June 1. 

West minster 



June 12. 

Windsor. 



June 10. 
Selborne. 



Membrane 10 — cont. 

To William de Whityngton, knight, John de Solers of Shipton, William 
Maunsel, Thomas Prikke of Stare ton, John Stevenea of Lydeneye, John 
Joce of the Forest of Dene, Henry le Draper of Gloucester, Walter deElmor 
of Gloucester, John de Wycombe of Bristol and .John Spicer of Bristol. 
Order to be attendant upon the collecting and levying of the triennial 
tenth and fifteenth last granted for the second year, in co. Gloucester, 
without awaiting the presence of .Matthew de Button whom the king 
appointed with them lor this, as for certain causes the king wishes Matthew 
to be discharged thereof. The kins has ordered Matthew not to inter- 



meddle therewith. 



By letter of the secret seal. 



To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a third part of the manor of Stanford or with the advowson 
of the church of that town, restoring the issues thereof to Juliana late the 
wife of Reginald son of Herbert, as the king has learned by inquisition 
taken by the escheator that Reginald at his death held jointly with Juliana 
the said third part, which Robert de Punchardoun lately held, with the 
said advowson, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and that the 
third part was held of the king by reason of the lands which belonged to 
Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Heche in Bradefeld in the same 
county, lately in the king's hand for certain causes, by the service of a third 
part of a knight's fee, and the king lately caused his hand to be amoved 
from all Margery's lands. 

To the bailiffs of Ipswich and to the collectors of customs in the port of 
that town. Order to permit William son of Nicholas de I'aunfer in Seland, 
master of a ship called ' Daper Julian' of Seland, to take 50 quarters of 
wheat to his own ports after paying the custom due thereon, receiving 
security from him that he will not take it elsewhere to the king's eneni 
as he has besought the king to grant this, as he lately came to bring back 
to England in his ship Ivo de (ilynton, lately sent as envoy to parts 
beyond the sea, and he brought certain merchandise with him to do his 
pleasure therewith, and he cannot receive any payment for the same except 
corn, and the king of his favour has granted him a special licence. 

To Gilbert de Shoteshrok, John de Penes, Edmund de Polampton, 
Robert de Worthe, William Noion, Thomas Mountfort, Alexander de 
Babeham and Ralph de la Stane. Order to be attendant upon the levying 
and collecting of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last granted for the 
second year m co. Berks without awaiting the presence of John de l.eghe, 
whom the king lately appointed with them for this, as the king lately 
granted that John de Leghe should not he made a, collector of the tenth 
and fifteenth or other tallage, and the king has therefore discharged him 
of the said collecting and levying. The king has ordered John de Leghe 
not to intermeddle therewith. 



June s. To John de Swynnerton, escheator in CO. Salop. Order to assign d> 

\V( 'minster, to Elizabeth late the wife of William de la More, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath 
that she will not inarn without the king's licence. 

Juno 20. To Richard Blundel, esoheator in to. Northampton. Order to assign 
Westminster, dower to Sarah late the wife of Stephen Burdon of iVsburgh, tenant in 
chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon 
her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licem 



24 EDWARD Til.— Part 1. 



185 



1350. 

May 4. 
Westminster. 



June 1. 
Westminster. 



June 8. 
Westminster. 



June 8. 
Westminster. 



June 3. 
Westminster. 



June 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane <j. 

To Richard de Denton, escheator in co. Westmorland. Order to deliver 
to John de Coupeland all the lands which belonged to Gilbert de Burnol- 
fesheved, tenant in chief, together with those held for life or in dower of 
that inheritance, when they fall in, and together with the issues thereof, 
and with the marriage of Gilbert's heir, as on 12 February in the 22nd 
year of the reign the king granted to John de Grey of Ruthyn the custody 
of the said lands, in the king's hand by reason of Gilbert's death and of 
the minority of his heir, to hold until he should come of age, together 
with the issues thereof and with the marriage of the heir, without rendering 
anything to the king, and if the heir should die before he came of age 
that John should have the said custody until the majority of his heir, until 
that heir should come of age, and with the heir's marriage, and Reginald 
de Grey, executor of the will of John de Grey, has acknowledged in chancery 
that John demised all his estate in that custody and marriage to John de 
Coupland. 

To John de Colby, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manor of Great Narringes called Snoryngg, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Hugh Burguloun at his death held no lands in chief in 
that bailiwick whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the 
king, but that he held the said manor of John Bardolf as of the manor of 
Cantillehe, in free socage, by the service of 20*. yearly. 

To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to assign dower 
to Elizabeth late the wife of William de la More, tenant in chief, of all the 
lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath 
that she will not marry without the king's licence. 

To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William atte Hide, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer for the king's forest of Roteland 
to be elected in place of John de Wayvyll, deceased. 

To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 
or to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of Boston. Order to 
pay to John de Herlyng, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his 
wages of G'/. a day from 29 September in the 22nd year of the reign, and 
to pay him such wages henceforth, as on 17 November, in the 20th year of 
the reign, the king committed to John the office of controller of the custom 
of wool, hides and wool-fells in that port, to hold during pleasure, receiving 
the customary wages therein, and the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer have certified in chancery that it is found in the great roll for 
the 28rd year of the reign, in London, in the term of Walter de Chiriton 
and Thomas de Swanlond, fermors of the said customs and subsidies, that 
allowance was made to John for his wages, to wit, between the said 
17 November and the said 29 September, of 17/. 0a. 6'/., to wit, 6'/. a day. 

To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 
or to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of Newcastle upon 
Tyne. Order to pay to John de Herlyng, usher of the king's chamber, 
what is in arrear to him of his wages of 10 marks yearly from 24 June in 
the 22nd year of the reign, and to pay him that sum yearly henceforth, as 
on the said day the' king granted to John the office of controller of wool, 
hides and wool-fells, wine and all other customable merchandise in the said 
port and in all places thence to llertilpole, to hold for life, receiving the 
omary wages and fees in that office, and the treasurer and barons of the 



186 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLFS. 



1350. 



June 3. 
Westminster. 



June 19. 
Westminster 



June 16. 
Westminster 



Membrane i) — emit. 

exchequer have oertified in chancery that it in found in the accounts of 
the collectors of customs in the said port, rendered at the exchequer, that 
10 marks yearly are allowed for the wages of divers controllers in that port. 

To tin 1 fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, 
or to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London, and to 
the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the same port. 
Order to deliver to Tidemannus <le Lyinbergh, Thomas de Brandon, 
Richard de Causton and Thomas de Notingham, or to their attorneys, the 
part of the coket seal deputed in that port in the custody of those termors, 
until Tidemannus and the others are satisfied for 1,000/., the other part to 
remain in the custody of the said collectors, as the king granted that 
Tidemannus and the others should receive 20*. on every sack of wool, 20*. 
on every 800 wool-fells and l().s. on every last of hides taken out of the 
realm, in all the ports of England, from 10 April last, until they should 
be satisfied for 85,000 marks, in which the king is hound to them, and the 
king wishes them to have the custody of the said part of the coket seal, 
and that no wool, hides or fells shall pass out of the realm unless sealed 
with both parts, upon pain of the forfeiture thereof, and on 25 May last 
the king ordered the said collectors to pay 20*. the sack etc. to Tidemannus 
and the others or to Thomas de Brandon and Thomas Dunsily, their 
attorneys, from the said 10 April, until they should be satisfied for 4,000/. 
in part satisfaction of the 85,000 marks. 

To the fermors etc. in the port of Boston and to the collectors of 
customs in that port. Like order, •mutatis mutandis,' to pay 20*. the sack 
etc. to Tidemannus and the others, or to Robert de Caldewell and John de 
Beek, their attorneys. 

To the keepers of 40 acres of meadow and HO acres of pasture at Hulle 
in co. Dorset, in the king's hand by reason of the death of John Wake, 
tenant in chief, and by reason of the minority of John son of Hugh Tyrol, 
kinsman and heir of John Wake. Order to pay to William Bruyn what 
is in arrear to him of a yearly rent of 5s. 10*/. and 140 geese, and to be 
answerable to him therefor so long as they have that custody, as he has 
besought the king to order that rent to be paid to him, as by the inquisition 
taken after the death of John Wake by Thomas Cary, escheator m that 
county, it is found that the said meadow and pasture are held of William 
by the service of an eighth part of a knight's fee. and of rendering the said 
rent yearly to his manor of Kandolfeston at St. Peter ad Yineula. 

To Master Reymund IVregrini, nuncio of the apostolic see in England, 
or to Master Hugh Peregrini, supplying his place in his absence. Order 
not to presume to do anything to the prejudice of the king or his crown, 
superseding the levying of any tax as first fruits from Henry de Ingelbv, 
the king's clerk, or from the church of Halghton, diooeae of Durham, as by 
process held before the justice- of the Bench the king recovered his 
presentation to the said church, void by the death of John Giffard, the 1. 

tor, against Thomas bishop of Durham, and he presented Henrj to that 

chinch, who was admitted and canonicallv instituted therein, and now the 
king has learned that the said nuncio, pretending that the church • 
specially reserved to the pope's disposition, and that the pope conferred it 
on Ralph de Kelleby, lias exaoted the tax of first fruits for the pope, under 

colour of the said reservation and collation, as if that collation bad been 
arranged when it was not and cannot he by reason of the -aid recover] 



24 EDWARD til.— Part 1. 



187 



1350. 

June 18. 
Selborne. 



Jane 19. 
Selborne. 



June 19. 
Selborne. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



June 21. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE b. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the Liberty of Holderness. Order to 
take the fealty of Agnes late the wife of Walter de Mapelton, of Eornse- 
burton, in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed with these 
presents, and not to intermeddle further with the lands which were taken 
into the king's hand by reason of Walter's death, as the king has Learned 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Walter at his deathheld 11 tofts 
and 10 bovates of bind in Hornseburton jointly with Agnes, for themselves 
and the heirs of their bodies of the gift and enfeoffment of Stephen 
Hautayn, and that they are held in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, in 
the kind's hand, by the service of a thirty-sixth part of a knight's fee and 
of making suit at the wapentake of Holdernesse every three weeks, and 
that Walter also held other lands jointly with Agnes, in Mapelton, of 
Richard de Sancto Quintino, by certain services. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to cause 
William de Roos, son and heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, tenant in 
chief, to have seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his 
death in his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator, 
and the king has given him respite for his homage for the lands which his 
father held in chief, until Michaelmas next, and has rendered those lands 
to him. By p.s. 

The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis, 1 to wit : — 

Gerard Balvayn, escheator in co. York. 

John Waleys, escheator in co. Nottingham. 

John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester. 

To Ralph de Nevill. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands 
which are of the inheritance of William son and heir of William de Roos 
of Hamelak, tenant in chief, as the king has given him respite for his 
homage for all the lands which his father held in chief, and has rendered 
them to hirn, and William has proved his age before Saier de Rocheford, 
escheator in co. Lincoln. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh ' le piere.' Order not to intermeddle 
further with that yearly ferm of 1001. of the city of Lincoln, which he 
holds by the king's grant of the inheritance of William son of William de 
Roos of Hamelak. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand which the sheriff of Wilts makes on the binds which belonged to 
John Pouger and Margaret his wife, in the custody of the treasurer and 
barons by the death of John and Margaret and the minority of their heir, 
for 20v., by which they made fine with the king for licence to agree with 
William Chaumbry and Lettice his wife, and for certain oth r debts in 
which John was bound to the king at his death, during the said minority. 

ByC. 

To John de Colby, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order to deliver a third 
part of the manor of Kunham to the nearest friend of the heir of Thomas 
de Essex, to whom it cannot descend by hereditary right, to be kept for 
the heir's use, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Thomas at his death held the said third part in his demesne as of fee 
in chief in free socage, by the service of a, third part of two measures of 
wine and a, third part of 200 of ' Permeyns,' to Ik; paid yearly at the 
exchequer, or 6s. H<l., and that Robert, Thomas's son, is his next heir and 
I six years. 



188 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350 Membrane 8 — cont. 

June 23. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge John 
We iminst.M-. ,i t , Charnels, the king's clerk, of 501., as the king granted to him the 
custody of all the lands in co. Leicester which belonged to Robert Burdet, 
tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of Robert's death and the 
minority of his heir, to hold until the heir should come of age, for render- 
ing 2") marks yearly, to wit, 20 marks to the keeper of the wardrobe, and 
the remaining ."> marks at the exchequer, and John has satisfied the king 
at the receipt of the exchequer for 50/. for the said 5 marks- for fifteen 
years, as William bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, has testified before 
the king in chancery. By K. and C. 

June 20. To John de Colhy, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to make 

Westminster, a legal partition of the tenements taken into the king's hand by reason of 
the death of Eva late the wife of Robert de Tateshale, knight, in the 
presence of the heirs and parceners, if they choose to attend, and to 
deliver the purparties touching them to Adam de Clyfton, John de Orreby 
and Robert son of William de Bernak, sending those partitions to be 
enrolled in chancery, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Eva at her death held no lands in her demesne as of fee in 
those counties, hut that she held for life as dower after her husband's 
death, the manors of Toppecroft and Denton with the hundred of 
Shroppeham in co. Norfolk and the manor of Cratefeld in co. Suffolk, of 
the inheritance of the said Adam and John, kinsmen and heirs of Robert 
and of Robert son of William to whom John son of William de Bernak, 
Robert's kinsman and third lieir, granted his purparty of the said manors 
and hundred, to hold for himself and the heirs male of his body after Eva's 
death, by a fine levied in the king's court ; and that the manors of Toppe- 
croft and Denton and the hundred are held in chief by the service of a 
moiety of a knight's fee, and the manor of Cratefeld is held of John son of 
Walter, by the service of a pair of spurs, and Adam, John and Robert son 
of William are of full age, and the king lately took the homage of Adam 
and John for their purparties, and now he has given Robert son of William 
respite for his homage until Michaelmas next and has pardoned him his 
trespass in acquiring the third part of the manor and hundred of John son 
of William Bernak, without licence. 

July 13. To the chancellor of Oxford university and to the mayor and hailiffs of 

Westminster, that town for the present or the future. Order to pay to Richard Lenglis. 
the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of 100c. yearly, and to pay him 
that sum yearly henceforth, m accordance with the king's grant to him on 
25 November last, in recompence for 101. granted to him at the exchequer, 
of 100*. by the hands of the sheriff of Oxford m Oxford castle, and 100b. 
of the assize of bread and ale in that town, to he received yearly for life. 

it < rat /'((' i, 

July 15. To thi' sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause the prior of Bursoogb. to 

W< tminster. have seisin of an acre of Land in Orinokirke, which John de Teulonde held, 
who was hanged for felony, and of a messuage and a toft there, w Inch 
Henry le Barker held, who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned 
by inquisition taken hv the escheator that the said messuage, toft and 
land have been in the kind's ham! for a year and a day, that John and 

Henry held them of the prior as of the right of his church of Buracogh, 

and that Henry earl of Lancaster, the king's uncle, had the year, da\ and 

waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king. 



24 KDWA11D III.— Paiit 1. 



189 



1350. 

June 12. 

Selborne. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



July 4. 
Westminster 



July 8. 
Westmirj 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to take the fealty of 
Richard son of Thomas Ward of Middelton, in accordance with the form 
of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to him a messuage 
and 4 bovates of land in Middelton, together with the issues thereof, and 
not to intermeddle further with two other bovates of land there, restoring 
the issues thereof to him, as the king has learned by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that Thomas at his death held for life a messuage and 
G bovates of land in Middelton, of the gift of William son of John de 
Sutton, clerk, with remainder to John his son, and the heirs of his body, 
or, in default, to Robert his son, and to the heirs of his body, or, in default, 
to Richard and the heirs of his body, and that John and Robert died 
without heirs of their bodies, and that the messuage and 4 of the bovates 
are held of the heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, a minor in the king's 
wardship, by the service of a sixteenth part of a knight's fee, and the 
remaining 2 bovates are held of the provost of Beverley by certain 
services. 



To Thomas de Rokeby, late escheator in co. York, 
the issues of the said tenements to Richard. 



Like order to restore 



To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to deliver a third part 
of 13 tofts and 15 bovates of land in Bisshopesthorp in that county to the 
nearest friend of the heir of Robert Bustard to whom it cannot descend 
by hereditary right, to be kept for the heir's use, and not to intermeddle 
further with the lands which Robert held of others than the king, restoring 
the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Robert at his death held the said third part in his demesne 
as of fee in chief by fealty and by the service of rendering 17s. 6f <1. yearly 
at the exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of York, and that he held other 
lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailwick of others than the king by 
divers services, and that Richard son of Richard de Friston son of Joan, 
Robert's sister, is his next heir and aged 6i years. 

To the proctor in England of the abbot of Fecamp. Order to pay to 
Thomas de Bradeston what is in arrear to him of 84 marks yearly and of 
40Z. 19s. oil. yearly and to pay him those sums yearly henceforth, as on 20 
November in the 22nd year of the reign, because the king committed to 
the proctor the manors of Chiltenham and Slough t re with the other of the 
abbot's lands in England under a certain form, the king granted to Thomas 
84 marks to he received yearly by the proctor's hands of the ferm which he 
is hound to render yearly for those manors and the other lands, so long as 
he should have that custody ; and afterwards on K March following the 
king granted to Thomas 10/. 19s. 5rf. beyond the 84 marks, which were in 
ir to him of 500 marks yearly previously granted to him to maintain 
his estate as a banneret, to be received of the said ferm, in full satisfaction 
of the 500 marks, so long as the proctor should have that custody. 

Kt oat patens. 

To Richard de Goldeshurgh, John de Calverleye, John de Wodhall, 
William de Rilleston, William de Plimpton and Brian de Thornhull. 
Order to he attendant upon the collecting and levying of the triennial 
tenth and fifteenth last granted for the second year in the West Riding, 
co. York, without awaiting the presence of John Deyvill, whom the king 
lately appointed with them for this, as for certain causes shown before the 
council the king wishes John to be discharged thereof. The king has 
Ordered John not to intermeddle further therewith. By K. 

Mandate in pursuance to John. By K. 



190 



CALENDAR OV CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

July 8. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



June 28. 
Westminster. 



June 20. 
Selborne. 



Membrane 7 — cunt. 

To the sheriff of Westmorland. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of William de Thornburgh, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of John de Berwys, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to take the oath 
of Master Paul de Monte Florum, who is detained in the Klete prison for 
various causes, that he will not eloign himself from the city of London 
without the king's special licence and will return to prison at the quin/.aine 
of Michaelmas next, and to release him from prison by that security and 
supersede all exactions made upon him for any sums of money due by him 
to the king in the mean time, and to discharge him if he lost any issues 
because he did not come before them at the exchequer on the morrow of 
Midsummer last, which day he had by the king's order by virtue of his 
oath, which issues together with his contempt in the matter the king has 
pardoned him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. 
Order to account with John Mayn, the king's serjeant at arms, for his 
customary wages and to give him payment or an assignment for what is 
found to be due to him by that account. By «.'. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the abbey of Shaftesbury, void by the death of 
Joan Duket, the late abbess, after taking a simple seisin within the gates 
of the abbey in the name of the king's royal lordship, restoring the issues 
thereof to the prioress and convent, saving to the king the custody of any 
lands acquired by the said abbess after the 7 June in the 20th year of the 
reign, as on that day, for a certain sum of money which Joan paid down in 
his chamber, the king granted that at the first voidance of the abbey the 
prioress and convent should have the custody of all its lands and posses- 
sions during the voidance without rendering anything to the king therefor, 
so that no escheator or other minister should intermeddle therewith except 
to take a simple seisin at the beginning of the voidance in the form afore- 
said, saving to the king the knights' fees, advowsons, escheats, wards and 
marriages of the free tenants of the abbey when they fall in. 

To Robert Russell, escheator in co. Wilts. The like order not to inter- 
meddle. 

The like to Thomas Hoo, escheator in co. Sussex. 



MEMBRANE 6. 

June 8. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wax about the 

Westminster, body of Edward 1, buried in the monastery of Westminster, to be renewed, 
as has hitherto been customary, i Fmlera,] 

June 8. To John tie Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 

Westminster, place in the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot ami monk 

St. Peter's church, Westminster, a tun of wine of the prise of London for 
the morrow of St. Botolph next, in accordanee with the grant of Henry 111 
to them by charter, of a tun of such wine to be received yearly for the 

celebration of masses m their church. 
Jul) ."•. To William de Langele, escheator in co. Kent. Order to assign d 

Westminster. t () J oan l ;ltt , tl 1( . wife of Tbomas tie Masynges, tenant in chief, of all the 

lands which belonged to her husband, in the presence of Roland Daneys, to 
whom the king committed the oustody of those lands to hold until 
Thomas's heir should oome of age, if he choose to attend, as the king I 

taken her oath that she will not marry without his licence. 



•24 EDWARD J 11.— Part 1. 



191 



1350. 



July 1. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 6 — emit. 

To Robert tie Thorp. Order to take the oath of Joan late the wife of 
Thomas <le Basyngges, tenant in chief, that she will not marry without the 
king's licence, as the king has given Robert power to receive that oath out 
of compassion for Joan's estate. 

To John de Mautravers, keeper of the islands of (lerneseye, Jereseye, 
Serk and Aureneye. Order to permit Nicholas Galicien, parson of the 
church of St. Mary in the island of -lereseye, of the value of 20/. of Tours 
at present and of the patronage of the abbey of St. Vigor de Cirizeo in 
Normandy, Nicholas Lorenir, parson of the church of St. Clement in the 
same island, of the value of 20/. of Tours and of the patronage of the abbey 
of St. Sauveur; Roger Hasteyn, parson of the church of St. Peter de 
Deserte, in the same island, of the value of 20/. of Tours, and of the 
patronage of the same abbot, and Nicholas Hasteyn, parson of the church 
of St. Laurence in that island, of the value of 18?. of Tours and of the 
patronage of the abbot of St. Nicholas de Blanchland in Normandy, who are 
liege men of that island and who have borne themselves faithfully towards 
the king, as the keeper has certified the king by letter, who are impeded by 
the keeper, it is said, from the possession of their benefices, to have the 
same, to exercise the cure pertaining to them and to receive the fruits and 
issues thereof, during the war with France or until further order, as at the 
plaint of the said islands, containing among other things that the charges, 
which ecclesiastical benefices require there which are provided by the Roman 
court or to which the king's adversaries of France present whereof the 
collations or presentations at present pertain to the king by reason of the 
present war, have not been executed for no small time as the public weal 
requires, by reason of an order of the king to the keeper not to permit such 
purveyances and presentations, and for certain other causes, but will soon 
remain altogether undone unless the king graciously act with such 
purveyors and presentees, he has graciously permitted that those who have 
hitherto behaved faithfully to him, shall enjoy their benefices, exercise 
their cure and receive the fruits and issues while they behave well, during 
the said war. By C. 

Edward de la Court, parson of the church of St. Mary de Tortenhale in 
the island of Gernesey, John Justice, parson of St. Peter de Boys church 
in the same island and John Valeynes, parson of the church of Holy 
Trinity de la Forest, have like letters. 

To the chancellor of Ireland for the present or the future, or to him who 
Supplies his place. Order to deliver to Guy de Briane and to Elizabeth 
his wife, late the wife of Giles de Badelesmere, tenant in chief, Elizabeth's 
dower of all the lands which belonged to Giles at his death, in Ireland, 
according to the law and custom of Ireland, in the presence of the heirs 
and parceners of that inheritance or of their attorneys, if they choose to 
attend, certifying the king in chancery of that assignment under the seal 

i d in Ireland, so that it may be enrolled in chancery in England. 

July 15. To Bartholemow de Burghersb ' le piere' and to Edward le Despenser, 

Westminster, keepers of two parts of the Lands which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, 
tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Hugh's 
heir. Order to permit Walter Bacheler to have 10/. yearly of the manor of 
1 aireford, CO. Gloucester, as Hugh by deed granted to Walter, then his 
chamberlain, a yearly nut of 10/. in that manor, for life, and on 11 July 
hit, the king confirmed that grant. 



July 10. 
Westrnin 



L92 



calhxrm; of closk bolls. 



1350. 

July 13. 
M estminster. 



July 6. 
Westminster. 

July 5. 

Westminster. 



July 6. 
Westminster. 



July 22. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 5. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 
pay the wages of the men at arms, both horse and foot, whom the king 
gave power to Thomas de Rokeby, justiciary of Ireland, to retain for the 
defence of Ireland against the sudden attacks of the Irish, its often as 
should seem necessary, hy the advice of the treasurer and chamberlains and 
others of the council, and to make the other payments which the king 
enjoined upon them. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of John de Farburn, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause the houses and walls of 
the king's stables in his park of Odiham for his foals there to be repaired 
and amended by the view and testimony of Richard de Boclond, under- 
keeper of those foals. By bill of the treasurer. 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, or to him who 
supplies his place there. Order to deliver to the abbot of Westminster 
eight bucks on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula, in accordance with the 
grant of Henry III to the abbot there of eight bucks to be taken yearly in 
YYyndescore forest at the king's cost, to be taken by the constable to 
Westminster on the said day, so that those who carry the venison should 
make two companies (facient ducts meneyas), before the high altar of St. 
Peter's, Westminster. 

To the collectors in the port of Sandwich of the subsidy of 2*. the sack, 
12</. the tun of wine and 6</. the pound. Order to show to John de 
Bukyngham, keeper of the great wardrobe or to his attorney the account 
touching the said subsidy in that port, permit him to receive the evidence 
thereof, and to deliver to him all the money thereof by indenture, to do 
therewith as the king has enjoined upon him, so that the king's affairs, 
which entirely depend upon the sending of that money, may not be retarded 
by their default, as the king has charged John to supervise the accounts of 
all the collectors of that subsidy in all the ports of England, where it has 
hitherto been collected, to draw up certain evidence in deeds for the king's 
use, and to receive all the money thereof to do therewith as has been fully 
enjoined upon him. By C. and by bill of the treasurer. 

To like to the collectors of the same subsidy in the following ports, 
to wit : — 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The collectors in the port of Hertilpol. 

The collectors in the port of Scardehurgh. 

The collectors in the port of Wynchelse. 

The collectors of 2s. m the port of Ravensere. 

The collectors in the port of IMemmuth. 

The collectors in the port of Chiohester. 

The collectors in the ports of Melcumbe and Weymuth. 

The collectors m the port of Kxeter. 

The collectors in the port of Dertemuth. 

To the collectors etc in the ports of Ipswich and Colchester. Like 

order in favour of the said Joins or of Robert de \\ irorth, his 

attorney. 

The like to the following, to wit i 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors m the port of I. run. 
The collectors in the port oi Boston. 



24 RDWAIII) HI. Part 1 



L98 



1350. 
July 9. 

Westminster. 



July 8. 

Westminster, 



June 8. 
Westminster. 



July 1. 

Westminster. 



Juno 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane a. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Thomas do Enebroke, who is so sick and broken by age 
that he cannot exercise the duties of his office. 

To Peter de Boxstede, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Gosscfeld, restoring the issues thereof to John 
son of John de Liston, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that John de Liston at his death held no lands in his 
demesne as of fee or in service in that county, in chief or of another, but 
that he held jointly with Maud his wife and John his son the said manor, 
except a wood called 'Alvyneshy,' a plot of pasture called 'Innome,' a field 
called 'le Heyfeld,' a field called 'Heldeleye' with 2 acres of pasture 
adjacent, a field called ' le Mellefeld' together with a windmill, a field 
called 'Simondeslond,' a piece of pasture called 'Morkynlese,' a field called 
' Souteresmede,' a croft called 'Parkcroft,' of the grant of Walter de 
Ronheye and John Edward, to hold for themselves and the heirs of the 
body of John son of John, and that the manor is held of others than the 
king by certain services. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to deliver to John bishop of Worcester, the chancellor, or to 
his attorney, what is in arrear to him of his fee of wine by reason of his 
office, by indentures. By C. 

To John Mautravers, keeper of the islands of Gerneseye, Jereseye, Serk 
and Aureneye. The king lately ordered him, with the assent of the council, 
not to permit any provisors of the Roman court, unless of the king's faith 
and allegiance, or any clerks preseuted to benefices by his adversaries of 
France, whereof the presentations or collations pertain to the king by 
reason of the war, to obtain possession of those churches and benefices 
during the war, but to answer to the king in his chamber for the fruits and 
other profits of those benefices, under a certain form, certifying the king of 
the conditions of such provisors and presentees, their action towards the 
king, the value of their benefices and by whom they were presented; and 
now T the king has learned from the complaint of the people of those islands 
that by reason of the said order and because the diocesan of the islands has 
not hitherto admitted those presented, the charges -which those benefices 
exact, which pertain to the salvation of the souls of the parishioners, are 
not performed for the most part and it is to be feared that they will shortly 
cease altogether, the king has therefore allowed, by advice of the council, 
that such provisors and presentees who have hitherto been faithful to him 
shall enjoy the possession of the benefices with which they are provided, 
shall have the cure of souls there and receive the fruits and issues thereof 
during good conduct, in the time of the war, unless the king order 
otherwise in the meantime : the king therefore orders the keeper to permit 
those provisors and presentees to enjoy their benefices as aforesaid, notwith- 
standing the previous order, provided that they are resident in their 
benefices, and that during the war, or until further order, a return shall be 
made to the king's chamber of all the benefices whereof the value exceeds 
a reasonable maintenance. By K. and C. 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to deliver to the abbot 
of Coggeshale a tun of red wine for Easter term last, as the abbot and 
convent of that house, which is of royal foundation, promised to find a 
monk as chaplain to celebrate divine service daily in the church of that 
house in honour of God and the Virgin Mary and for the salvation of the 
king, Queen Philippa and their children, and on 11 January in the 18th 
year of the reign the king granted to the abbot and convent a tun of red 
wine, to ho received yearly fit London. 



172G4 



N 



1U4 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

July 15. 

Westminster. 



June 20. 
Wesbminster 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

'I'd the bailiffs of Harwich. Order to permit John de la Grave and 
William de Dersh.un to lade 200 quarters of wheat in that port and to take 
it to Cales after having paid the customs due thereon, in accordance with 
the king's grant to them, after receiving security from them that they will 
take it to Cales and that they will bring back letters under the seal of the 
captain of Cales, testifying to the unlading of the wheat there, before the 
Nativity of the Virgin next. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
Walter de Creyk, knight, for the lands which he held in that county, for 
finding men at arms, hobelers or archers for the king's service, as in the 
20th year of the reign, at the time when the king crossed with his army 
to Hoges in Normandy, Walter was in the company of Henry de Percy, 
deceased, one of the wardens of the marches of England and Scotland, and 
he was with Henry at the battle of Durham and elsewhere upon the 
custody of those marches, all the time that the king was in parts beyond 
the sea, as Henry has testified. 



June 20. 
Westminster 



July 20. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 3. 

To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Order to divide the manor 
of Shaldeburn in that county into three equal parts in the presence of the 
heirs and parceners, if they choose to attend, or of their attorneys, and to 
deliver their purparties thereof to them, sending the partitions to chancery 
to be enrolled there, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that Eva late the wife of Robert de Tateshale, knight, at her 
death, held the said manor for life as her dower after her husband's death, 
of the inheritance of Adam de Clyfton and John de Orreby, two of the 
kinsmen and heirs of Robert, and of Robert son of William Bernak, to 
whom John son of William de Bernak, kinsman and third heir of Robert 
de Tateshale, granted his purparty, to wit, a third part of the said manor, 
for himself and the heirs male of his body, by a hue levied in the king's 
court, and that the manor is held of Peter son of Herbert by the service of 
a rose yearly for all services, and that Adam, John and Robert son of 
William are of full age. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Like order to make a 
Legal partition of the manors of Toft and Tydd St. Mary in that oounty, 
and to deliver the purparties to the heirs, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Eva late the wife of Robert de 
Tateshale at her death held the said manors for life as dower of the 
inheritance of Adam de Clyfton and John de Orreby, Robert's kinsmen and 
heirs, and of Robert son of William Bernak, to whom etc. as abOTO, 
' mutatis mutandis,' and that the manor of Toft is held of the manor of 
Folkyngham by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, which manor of 
Folkyngham is held in chief by homage and fealty for e\ery sen ice, and 

the manor of Tydd is held of Henry carl of Lancaster by oertain servioi 

and that Adam, John de Orreby and Robert BOO of William are of full a 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to pay to Robert de Esshyng, the king's 
mason and purveyor, 46* for stones bought by bun in that bailiwick for 
the king's use, and taken by lnui to London, and for the same nuiulvr of 

stones of the quarry of la Bere bought by bun for the king, as manj 

can be Ion. Id in two ships, by indenture. Eh bill of the treasui 



24 EDWAED III.- Pabt 1. 



195 



July 24. 

Westminster. 



1350. Membrane '6 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to pay for 22 tuns of plaster bought 
for BO*-, by Robert de Esshyng, the king's mason and purveyor in that 
bailiwick, and for Caen stones taken and arrested by him for the king in 
that bailiwick to be taken to London in a certain ship, and for a marble 
stone for making an altar in the king's chapel at Westminster. 

By the same bill. 

To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order to warn 
the keepers and stewards of the lands of absent lords to certify their lords 
within a certain time to ordain for the defence of their lands and for the 
recovery of those occupied by armed power, to defend them against hostile 
attacks and to obey and assist the justiciary whenever necessary, otherwise 
they shall ordain as they see fit with the issues of those lands to defend 
the same and shall apply other remedies if the rebellion demands it, as the 
king has learned from his lieges in Ireland that several possessions and 
lands of divers of his subjects there have been laid waste and occupied by 
his enemies for lack of custody, and he has ordained in the parliament lately 
held at Westminster that magnates and others having lands in Ireland and 
living in England, to recover the lands so occupied and to bridle the malice 
of enemies, shall send men at arms, horse and foot, to Ireland, wherefore 
the king has ordered them to depute fit keepers for recovering the lands 
occupied and for the safe custody of those which they then held, and that 
the keepers and their lords, when present in Ireland, should assist the 
justiciary in the recovery of the lands occupied and the defence of the 
others whenever necessary, and if they neglected to do so the king would 
do his will with the lands occupied when they had been conquered by him 
or his ministers, and although the magnates and others holding lands have 
received the said orders and have been repeatedly warned to ordain for the 
recovery of the lands occupied, yet they have not hitherto cared to do any- 
thing, but have caused the issues and profits of their lands to be carefully 
collected, making no provision for their defence, so that by their default 
not only their own land, castles and places, but the king's demesne lands 
and the adjacent lands of his lieges are attacked and occupied by the said 
enemies, and none of them has gone with the justiciary to attack the 
enemies or defend the lands, whereat the king is much angered. By C. 

Aug. 3. To Henry Sturmy, oscheator in co. Southampton. Order not to inter- 

Blatherwyeke. meddle further with two parts of the manor of Brokenhurst in the New 
Forest or with certain lands in Bioukle, restoring the issues thereof, as the 
king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas de 
Grjmstede at his death held the said two parts in his demesne as of fee of 
Queen Philippa by the service of great serjeanty, to wit, to find an armed 
man with a horse in the king's army in Scotland for forty days at his own 
cost, to wit, according to his share of the two parts, and he held the said 
lands of another than the king by certain services. 

To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a third part of the 
manor of Brokenhurst in the New Forest, restoring the issues thereof, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margery, 
late the wife of John de Grymstede at her death held the said third part as 
dower of her husband's inheritance of Queen Philippa by the service etc. as 
above, and that she held other lands in that bailiwick for life of others than 
the king by divers services. 

Aug. 18. To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit John Malewayn, the 

Rothwrhithe. king's merchant, to lade 200 sacks of wool and certain hides and wool- 
fells in small ships called 'hekbotes,' or in other small ships, after paying 
the customs and subsidy due thereon, and take them to parts beyond. 

By C. 



L96 CALENDAR OK CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 



\ug. 20. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hide's and wool-fells in the port 

Sandwioh, f London. Order to permit John Cokelar' to hide 11 sarplare of wool in 
that port and take them to Seland, after receiving security from him and 
tin; other merchants lading that wool not to take it elsewhere, and after 
receiving from hnn the customs and subsidies due thereon, in accordance 
with the king's giant to him made with the assent of the attorney of the 
merchants to whom the king granted the customs and subsidies of wool, 
hides and wool-fells for a time, for rendering a yearly term. By p.S. 

Sept. 8. To the constable of the Tower of London or to him who supplies his 

Rotherhithe. place. Order to release Richard atte Wode, the king's serjeant at arms 
and ri/wriii of Caleys, from prison, as the king, on learning that Richard 
made several illicit meetings with the men of that town to the terror and 
disturbance of the people there and the danger of the loss of the town, 
appointed Thomas de Kvngeston, constable of Caleys castle, to take Richard's 
key from him and to send him to the Tower to be detained there, and the 
king has pardoned Richard at the request of certain magnates and because 
he submitted himself to the king's favour, and by a security found before 
the king. By K. 

Memorandum that William atte Wode, the king's serjeant at arms, of co. 
York, mainperned for Richard that he would behave faithfully henceforward 
in that town, and if he should hold meetings or commit other like delict 
there, that he should incur forfeiture of life and members and of his lands, 
goods and chattels. 



Membrane 2. 

July 20. To the collectors of the customs and subsidies of wool, hides and wool- 

Weatminster. fells in the port of Great Yarmouth. Order to deliver to John Malewayn 
and Nicholas de Wandlesworth, attorneys of the mainpernors of Walter de 
Chiriton, Thomas de Swanland and Gilbert de Wendh ngburgh, fermors of 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, the issues of the said 
customs and subsidies in that port, from time to time, by indenture, 
although the indenture between the king and the said fermors and their 
mainpernors contains that all the said issues should be received in all the 
ports by the termors or their deputies, and by tour merchants elected by all 
the mainpernors, so that nothing should be paid elsewhere until the king 
had been satisfied for his quarterly term, as with the assent of the termors 
and mainpernors, appearing before the king and his council at Westminster, 
it is ordained that all the issues shall be delivered to the said attorneys in 
the presence of the attorney or deputy of the said fermors, and should be 
kept safely, so that nothing should be paid elsewhere until the said 
quarterly payments had been made. By C. 

The like to the collectors of the customs in the following ports, to wit : 

The collectors in the port of London. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors m the pint of Chichester. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 
The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tvne. 
The collectors in the port of Kvngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors in the port of Loston. 
The collectors in the port of Lonn. 
The Collectors in the port of Ipswich. 
Aii". 1 The like to the collectors of the pett] ni in the port of London. 



21 EDWARD III.— Paiit 1. 



1!)7 



1350. 

July 20. 
Wcstniinster. 



July 10. 
Westminster, 



July 24. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 7. 
Rotberhitbe 



July 1. 

\'.'. t|,,n, If i 



Membrane 2 — cont. 

To the termors of the customs and subsidies of wool, hides and wool-fells 
in all the ports of England and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys. 
Order to permit the collectors of the customs in the ports of London, 
Boston and Kyngeston upon Hull to pay to Tidemannus de Lymbergh, 
Thomas de Brandon, Richard de Causton and Thomas de Notyngham or to 
their attorneys 20s. on every sack of wool, 20a\ on every 800 wool-fells and 
10s. on every last of hides taken out of those ports from 10 April last, and 
to deliver to Tidemannus and the others the part of the coket seal in the 
custody of the termors, until they are satisfied for 11,000/. in part 
satisfaction of 35,000 marks, in accordance with the king's grant to them, 
and on 25 May last the king ordered the collectors in the ports to pay those 
sums to Tidemannus and the others or to Robert de Caldewell and John de 
Beek in the port of Boston, or to Thomas Dunsely in the port of London, 
or to Adam Pound in the port of Kyngeston, until they should be satisfied 
for 4,000/. in each of the ports of London and Boston and for 3,000/. in 
the port of Kyngeston. By C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. Order to account with John 
Maydekyn, master of a ship called ' la Nicholas ' of Romeiie, for the 
number of quarters of salt unladed from his ship for what they find to be 
reasonably due to him for towage (tkoage) and petty lading beyond 10/. of 
the money arising from the sale of that salt, as he has besought the king to 
cause such payment to be made to him, as Gamelin atte Watere, merchant, 
laded that ship with salt at la Bay and freighted it to the town of 
Wynchelse to be unladed there, paying 15rf. for the freight for each quarter, 
and towage and petty lading, as appears by the indenture in his possession, 
and the said master recovered 10/. in part payment of the freight, and the 
residue of the payment is detained because the salt is arrested in the port 
of Wynchelse by reason of the evil action of Gamelin, and was sold there 
for the king's use. By C. 

To J. archbishop of Dublin, chancellor of Ireland. WTiereas clerks of 
England are disposed to set out to Ireland with the chancellor, the king 
has given him full power to confer seven benefices now void and to have 
the collation or presentation by reason of the archbishoprics or bishoprics 
or the temporalities thereof, but as none of the said benefices attains to the 
value of '20/. according to the taxation of the tenth now current in Ireland, 
the king has granted that the collations or presentations to such benefices 
shall have full force and that the clerks shall not be disturbed by the king 
by reason thereof, because the king has reserved the collations of benefices 
without curates to his disposition, and he has ordered the prelate and 
chapters of cathedral churches in that land not to admit any clerks to such 
benefices without curates by reason of any collations except under the great 

I of England. By K. and C. 

Vacated because on the Patent lioll for this year. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to supersede the demand made upon 
l.d mund] de Bereford, clerk, for 10/. for the gold of Queen Philippa by 
reason of a sum of 100/. which he paid at the receipt of the exchequer for 
men at anus, hobelers and archers, as it was ordained by the council that 
all those who had not paid the sums at which they were assessed for such 
men for the king's passage when he went to Hoges in Normandy should 
not pay the queen' gold thereon. By C. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause 
Elizabeth de Burgo to have respite until Easter next for all debts and 
relief which she owes at the exchequer, both her own and those of her 
ancestors, in accordance with the kill ant to her. 



L98 



CALENDAB OV CLOSE ROLLS. 



iokQ Membrane 2 — i-wif. 

Aug. 30. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, to be elected in place of Alexander Cheyne, deceased. 



Oct. 1. 

Hertford 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release from the 
Flete prison John Pyel, who is detained there for 9262. received by him of 
the customs and subsidies, by the mainprise of John de Weeenham, who 

has undertaken to have him at the exchequer in the end of the next 
account of Walter de Chinton and lus fellows, termors of the customs and 
subsidies and of their mainpernors, to stand to right thereupon and t<> do 
and receive what shall then be determined. Bj C. 



July 21. 

Westminster. 



July 10. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 1. 

To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. The king has 
learned that certain of his officials and ministers in Ireland, being almost 
entirely ignorant of the rule and exercise of their offices, have procured 
admission thereto by commissions under the great seal of England, no 
examination being taken or testimony given of the sufficiency and 
knowledge of the persons, so that injustice has frequently prevailed : the 
king, by the advice of the council, has ordained that no official or minister 
shall be admitted to any office, below the office of treasurer, custody or 
bailiwick by commissions under the great seal of England, unless he is 
sufficient and fit to exercise the office, before the justiciary and others 
have certified the king and his council in England of the names of the 
inefficient ministers: the king therefore orders the justiciary and others 
to examine the persons coming to Ireland with such commissions, and not 
to admit those who are unfit, informing the king of their names and also 
of the names of the ministers who are unfit to exercise their offices, so that 
the king may provide a remedy. By K. and C, 

To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to deliver to John bishop of Worcester, the chancellor, the 
fee of wine which he ought to receive for the household of chancery, from 
9 June in the 28rd year of the reign, when he took that household, and to 
pay him that fee henceforth, by indenture. Bj C. 

To the justiciary, chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause 
the rolls, processes and memoranda of the exchequer, Dublin, and of the 
king's other places there and those of the late king's time to be examined, 
and to cause the errors therein to be corrected, as the king is informed 
that divers errors exist whereby prejudice is done to him, for which no 
remedy has hitherto been applied. Bj K. and (.'. 

Oct. 4. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to he elected in place of William de Colston, who has no lands m the 
county to qualify him. 

Oct. 8. To the sheriff of Lincoln. lake order, 'mutatis uuittunlis,' to cause a 

Westminster, ooroner for that county to be elected in place of Stephen Rusael of Lincoln. 

Oct. 11. To Henry Pyoard, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Giles de Bello 

v\ tminBter. Campo S tuns of wine yearly, in aooordanoe with the king's grant to him 

of 2 tuns of wine to be received Nearly for life m the port of Bristol, paying 

the king's right prises therefor. 



July 23. 

Westminster. 



24 EDWARD I F r . — - 1'art 1. 



I'.i'.i 



■ior:rj Membrane 1 — rout. 

Oct. 2. To the sheriffs of London and to the collectors of the custom of woo], 

Westminster, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to permit merchants to 
take wool, hides and fells from that port to Flanders to the staple there, 
after paying the custom and subsidies due thereon, notwithstanding any 
orders to the contrary, provided that pilgrims and other men not merchants 
and their Serjeants, taking wool, hides and wool-fells under colour of this 
order, shall not cross without the king's special order. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas atte Grene, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the termors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, 
and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys in the ports of Newcastle 
upon Tyne and Hertilpole. Order to pay to John de Stryvelyn 190 marks 
remaining for Easter and Michaelmas last, as the king granted to him 200 
marks to be received yearly in those ports, to wit, 140 marks in the port 
of Newcastle and 60 marks in the port of Hertilpole, and afterwards the 
king satisfied John for 10 marks of land and rent in part satisfaction of 
the 200 marks, for himself and his heirs male, before Easter in the 22nd 
year of the reign. 



Oct. 15. 
Westminster. 

Oct. 25. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 26rf. 

Feb. 25. John Quenild and Thomas de Staundon acknowledge that they owe to 

Westminster. ^ U y j e p> y S jq/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Staundon, ' coffrer,' acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Neuhall 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 
Canceller] on payment. 

Guy de Boys acknowledges that he owes to John de Neuhall and John 
Quenild of co. Hertford and to Thomas de Staundon, citizen and cofferer 
of London, 10/. : to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 

Hugh de Wymondham, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John dc 
Bryklesworth 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

Enrolment of grant by Simon Chamberlayn to Sir John de Molyns, 
knight, of the ward and marriage of John son and heir of Nicholas de 
Emeldon and of all the lands which descended to him by inheritance in the 
town of Miggeham, co. Berks, and elsewhere, which he had of the gift of 
the said Sir John, to hold until the heir come of age, and he grants 
that the indenture which he has from John, granting him the said ward 
and marriage, shall be null. Witnesses: Kichard Larches, Hugh Wolf, 
John de Bledelawe. Dated at London on Saturday after St. Matthew, 
2i Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Simon came into chancery at London on 27 February 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Jan. 28. To the mayor and bailiffs of Norwich. Order to causo proclamation to 

Wectmin*ter. be made that no one shall take corn or animals, to wit, oxen, cows, pigs or 
sheep, out of the realm to parts beyond without the king's special order, 
and if they find any corn or animals laded in ships to be so taken henceforth 
they shall arrest them with the ships and the masters and mariners thereof, 
keeping them safely until further order, and certifying the king of the 



200 CALENDAB oK CLOSE ROLLS. 



to .-j 1 1 Membrane 2Qd cont. 

number of the annuals and the quarters of corn, the value thereof and the 
names of the ships, masters and mariners so arrested, from time to time, 
as by the frequent exportation of corn and animals a great scarcity of those 
things has arisen in the realm By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit: — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter. 

The bailiffs of Dertemuth. 

The bailiffs of Plymmuth. 

The bailiffs of Barnestaple. 

The bailiffs of Meloombe. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Chichester. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bastyngi 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiff's of Weymuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. 

The bailiffs of Hethe. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The bailiffs of Colchester. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. 

The bailiff's of (ireat Yarmouth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Hertilpole. 

The bailiff's of Rye. 

The bailiffs of Dunwioh. 

The bailiffs of (Moid. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The bailiffs of Ravenserod. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The bailiffs of Scardeburgh. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby. 

The mayor and bailiffs of York. 

The bailiffs of Barton upon Humber. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The bailiffs of Varum. 
The like, ' mutatis mutandis,' to the following sheriffs, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The sheriff of Cornwall. 

The sheriff of Devon. 

The sheriff of Dorset. 

The sheriff of Southampton. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The sheriff of Essex. 

The sheriff of Sussex. 

The sheriff of Lincoln. 

The sheriff of York. 

The sheriff of Northumberland. 

The sheriff of I -a master. 

The sheriff of Gloucester. 
The sheriffs of London. 

Jan. 27. Walter Tower and George Vavasour acknowledge that the\ o\\< to Cjmvn 

Westminster, l'hdippa 20/.; to be Levied, m default of payment, of their hinds ami 
chattels in oo, Lincoln. 

CancelM on payment, acknowledgttl by William </< A > 
attorney, 



21 EDWAKD til.— Part 1. 



•201 



1350. 



Jan. 29. 

Westminster, 



Jan. 80. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 81. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 11. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane '2(W — cont. 

Thomas de Colleshull of la Wyle acknowledges that ho owes to Thomas 
de Stapclford, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 
< 'ancelled on "payment. 

John de Veer, earl of Oxford, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Chevereston, knight, 200/.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

William Auncell acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Walton, arch- 
deacon of Richemund, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. 

Enrolment of release by John son and heir of Sir Walter de Trailly of 
co. Bedeford to Sir John de Molyns, knight, of all his right and claim 
m the manor of Lute^ershale, co. Buckingham. Witnesses: Sir Philip 
Buketoft, John dc Brim, Thomas de Tochewyk, John de Bledelawe, John 
Rosesone, Nicholas du Boys. Dated at London on Friday after the 
Conversion of St. Paul, 24 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that the said John de Trailly came into chancery at 
Westminster on 30 January and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Wodehous, parson of Rudby church, diocese of York, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Robert de Cave, clerk, and to Richard de Causton of 
London, merchant, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

John son of John Pecche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Jphn de 
Aulep, clerk, 201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Brother Richard, abbot of Lesenes, acknowledges for himself and con- 
vent that they owe to Peter de Wendlyngburgh and Thomas de Upton, 
executors of the will of John de Hatfeld, citizen and draper of London, 
64/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Kent. 

'ancelled on payment. 

Maud daughter of John Paytffyn of Wynterton acknowledges that she 
owes to John de Roos of Kylyngholm 200/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Peter de Wendlyngburgh and 
Thomas de Fpton, executors of the will of John de Hatfeld, citizen and 
draper of London, of the one part, and Richard, abbot of Lesenes, of the 
other part, testifying that whereas the abbot is bound to those executors in 
01/. by the above recognisance to be paid at Easter next, and whereas 
brother Robert de Clyve, a former abbot, and the convent of that place were 
bound to John and to Margaret his wife in 1)0/. by a bond, which they 
ought to have paid at Whitsuntide in the 18th year of the reign, the 
executor grant that if Richard the present abbot or his successors pay 16/. 
at Easter next and 10/. at Whitsuntide following at London in the church 
of St.. A I ban, Wodestrete, then the recognisance and the bond shall be null. 
Dated at London in the said church on 16 February, 21 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that Peter and Thomas and the said abbot came into 
chancery at Westminster on 15 February and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

John de Chevereston, knight, puts in his place Richard de Stoke, clerk, 
to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 200/. made to him in 
chancery on 20 January in the present year by John de Veer, carl of 
Oxford. 



•202 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Feb. 1. 
Westminstei 



Feb. 8. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 4. 
Westminster. 



Fel). 5. 
Westminster, 



Fob. 6. 
Westminster. 



Feb. '29. 
Westminster. 



Feb. (5. 
w ettmiuter. 



Membrane 26rf. 

Enrolment of •.'rant by Richard <le (Houcestre, heir of Isabel de Ditton, 
to the king of a messuage, 17 acres of land and an acre of meadow and 8s. 
rent in the town of Wyranlesbury, co. Buckingham. Witnesses : Thomas 
de Remenham, Richard le Bakere, John Giles, Thomas Purchas, William 
Reynald, John de Bllsyng, clerk. Hated at Wyrardesbury on Saturday 
before the Purification, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at London on 31 January 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John de Wodehous, parson of Rudby church, diocese of York, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Thomas de Brayton and Richard de Thoresby, 
clerks, iOl.\ to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co. York. 

John son of John de Cherleton acknowledges that he owes to the prior of 
St. Bartholomew's, Smethefeld, London, 10/.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Thomas de Colshull acknowledges that he owes to Philip ritz Nichole 
20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 

William de Scargill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry, earl of 
Lancaster 24/. 19s. 6d. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

John de Wodehous, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John Wynkefeld, 
knight, 50 marks; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

Robert de Angerton of Newcastle upon Tvne acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Wesenham 210/.; to be levied etc. in co. Northumberland. 
< 'ancelled on payment. 

Anthony Bache, merchant of Genoa, acknowledges that he owes to 
Walter de Mauny, knight, 50 marks ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Henry, prior of Wymundham acknowledges that he owes to Anthony 
Bache, merchant, 400/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Frwwcia Bache, Anthony's attorney. 

The attornment is entered at the end <</' this mil. 

Thomas de Hakeneye acknowledges that he owes to John Reyuer, citizen 
of London, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Hugh Wykyng and Thomas de Seles acknowledge that they owe to John 
de Bekynton, Nicholas Chaumberleyn and John Efodel 630f. : to be levied 
etc. in co. Wilts. 

William Fabel, parson of Horsyngton church, diocese of Bath and Wells, 
acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de Stoke, clerk, 11/. 6s, W. : to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in co. Somerset. 

Richard de Brehull, parson of Salford church, diocese of Lincoln, 
acknowledges that he owes to John Fust 88 marks ; to he levied etc. in 
co. Oxford. William de Shareshull reoeived this recognisance bj a writ 
among the writs of dedimui poiestatem for this year. 

John de Semt ('ler, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henrs de 
Walton, archdeacon of Kicheinond and to Hugh de !'■ knight, 10 

to be levied, in default of payment, of Ins land- and chattels in. 



•21 EDWABD III.- Part 1. 



203 



1350. 



Feb. 18. 
Westminster. 



Pel). 8. 
Westminster 



Membrane 25r/ — cunt. 

Richard de Aston, parson of Skelton church, puts in his place Thomas 
de ( logh, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 401., made to him 
in chancery hy Thomas Worshipp. 

Thomas de Barkeston, vicar of Edelmeton church, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Lound, parson of Hendon church, 10/. ; to he levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
co. Middlesex. 

Thomas de Gillyngham acknowledges that he owes fco Walter de Mauny 
60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Kent. 

Cancelled <m payment 

To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause a regard to be made in the 
forest of Roteland in accordance with the following capitula, so that the 
regard be made before St. Peter ad Yincula next. 

( 'apitula. 

Anthony Bache puts in his place Francis Bache to prosecute and defend 
the execution of a recognisance for 100/. made to him in chancery by 
Henry, prior of Wymondham. 



MEMBRA XE 24*/. 

Enrolment of general release by Richard de Wynnesbury to Robert de 
Lyndeby. Dated at London on 18 February, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at London on 18 February 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 17. Alice late the wife of Stephen Waleys, knight, and John Dayvill of 

Westminster. Tokwyth acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Walton, archdeacon of 
Richemund, general attorney of Henry, earl of Lancaster, 100 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 
( 'ancelled '<» payment. 

John de Moubray and Thomas de Ingelby acknowledge that they owe to 
David de Wolloure, clerk, 40*. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Feb. 19. Ralph Pouger of Leek acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 

Westminster. 200/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

William en la Lone of Hampton acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Kirkeby, parson of Worefeld church, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. 

Stafford. 

Enrolment of release by John de Clifton, son of Richard de Clifton of 
Newerk, to John son of Robert Kyelm of Newerk, draper, of all his right 
and claim in all that tenement which the said John son of Robert has of 
his gift and enfeoffment in the street called Baldertongaie in Newerk. 
Witnesses : Simon de Worstedc, William de Tudenham, William Tryg, 
Thomas <!<• Sliene, William atte Corner, Stephen de Staneford, Henry 
Brenge. Dated at London on Monday the eve of the Purification, 24 
Edward III. 

Memorandum that the said John de Clifton came into chancery at 
London on (> February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



•201 



calfnlai; OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

Feb. 20. 

\\ e tinmsii r. 



Feb. 28. 

\\ e itminster. 



Feb. li). 
Westminster. 



Mi mbrane 2 l</ cont. 

Ralph, prior of Caldewell near Bedeford acknowledges for himself ami 
convent (hat they owe to Thomas uY Bibethorp, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in 
co. Bedford. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Walter atte Nassh of London acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Wodelonde, knight, 100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the city oi London. 

< 'ancelled nn payment. 

The same Walter atte Nassh acknowledges that he owes to the said 
Walter de Wodeland 100/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Middles* \. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Richard de Mallyngge ot London, vintner, acknowledges that he owes to 
Walter Neel of London, cornmonger, 100/. ; to he levied etc. in the city of 
Loudon. 

Enrolment of release by William son of John Vyvian of Rokesle in co. 
Kent, to William Spenser, citizen and fishmonger of London, and to 
Margaret his wife, William's daughter, and formerly the wife of Robert son 
of Ralph de Enaresburgh, of all William's right and claim in all that 
messuage, 42 acres of land, 2 acres of wood, 6 acres of pasture, 5s. rent and 
a rent of two luns with their appurtenances, which William and Margaret 
hold in the town of Paulinescraye in that county, and which Robert and 
Margaret held of his grant by a fine levied in the king's court at West- 
minster. Witnesses: Peter Fenian, Sampson tie Kerseie, Robert Walclyn, 
John atte Eldehaoche, Robert atte Broke. Dated at Paulescraie on 14 
February, 24 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that the said William son of John came into chancery at 
Westminster on 24 February and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Robert Druel, parson of Retyngdon church, diocese of London, acknow- 
ledges that he owes to Master Andrew de Offord, Master Richard Plessys, 
Master Stephen de Brokesboorn and Master Robert de Morton, clerks. 
f>00/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in co. Essex. 



Feb. 21. 

\\ i tin itistcr- 



Enrolment of indenture made between Master Andrew de Offord, Master 
Richard Plessys, Master Stephen de Brokesbonrn and Master Robert de 
Morton, clerks, of the one part, and Robert Lruel, parson of Retyngdon 
church, of the other part, testifying that whereas Robert Lruel is knind 
to Andrew and the others in r>00/. by the preceding recognisance) to be 
paid at Michaelmas next, they grant that if he is ready to give the manor 
of Fendraiton, which belonged to Alexander de lladyngham, to a perpetual 
chantry for the soul of Master John de Offord, late elect of Fanterbi. 
according to their ordinance, then the recognisance shall l>e null. Dated 
at London on 80 February, 21 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that the said Andrew, Richard, Stephen and Robert, and 

Robert Druel, came into chancery at London on 26 February and ackno* 
ledged the preceding indenture. 

John Rose acknowledges thai be owes to Thomas ile Brembre, clerk. 



20/.; to be Levied, m default of payment, 

to. Suffolk. 



of hi- lands and chattel*, m 



1350. 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 206 



Membrane '2 W — coat. 



Feb. 2-1. To Thomas de Rokehy, justiciary of Ireland. Order to send Robert de 

Rotherhithe. Emeldon, late the treasurer of that land, to England under safe custody of 
those in whom he can rely, so that the king may be able to do what seems 
good to the council, with thanks for his good service in Ireland, as 
although Thomas rightly took action against Robert on his arrival in that 
land, yet the king wishes to show favour to Robert, because he has faith- 
fully served him and his ancestors from infancy. By K. and C. 
[Fcedera.] 

Enrolment of deed testifying that John de Wyngefeld and Thomas de 
Wyngefeld have received from Thomas de Batesford 300/. to traffic there- 
with for his profit and to render loyal account to him when required and to 
pay that sum to him together with the profit at Midsummer next, for 
which they bind themselves. Dated at Suthwerk on Saturday after the 
Conversion of St. Paul, 24 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that John and Thomas de Wyngefeld came into chancery 
at London on 2 February, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane 23'/. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on Sunday after the Conversion 
of St. Paul, to wit, the last day of January, 24 Edward III, between Sir 
John de Molyns, knight, and Eleanor late the wife of Sir John de 
Wodhull, daughter of John de Molyns, testifying that whereas Eleanor is 
bound to Sir John in divers sums of money by annuities, bonds, 
recognisances and other ties made by her to him, he grants that if John de 
Trailly of co. Bedeford pay to him 220/. of sterlings or of good gold to. the 
value of the money of England, in which John de Trailly is bound to 
Sir John by a law merchant, as agreed upon in a defeasance made between 
them thereupon, then the deeds for the annuities etc. made by Eleanor to 
Sir John shall be null. Witnesses: William de Holcote, John de Bledelawe, 
John de Rokesdon, William Chyld, William de Forde. Dated as aforesaid. 
French. 

Memorandum that John de Molyns came into chancery at London on 
29 January and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on Sunday after the Conversion 
of St. Paul, to wit, the last day of January, 21 Edward III, between 
Sir John de Molins, knight, and John de Trailly of co. Bedeford, testifying 
that whereas John de Trailli is hound to Sir John by a recognisance of law 
merchant made before Walter Turk, mayor of London, and Thomas de 
Colne, clerk of the statute in that city, in 220/., to be paid on certain days, 
Sir John grants that if John pay to him 100/. in the church of Stokepogeis, 
in co. Buckingham, on the quinzaine of Easter next, in sterlings or in 
good gold of the money of England and 100/. at the quinzaine of 
Midsummer following, so that on each day Sir John's acquittance for the 
sum paid shall be delivered to John, and also 20/. on the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas following, then the recognisance shall be nidi. | Witnesses as 
above. [Dated as above.] French. 

Memorandum that .John de Molyns and John de Trailly came into 
chancery at London and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that Thomas de Batesford has received 
from Richard, earl of Arundel, :;00/. to traffic therewith for the earl's 
profit, and to render account to him therefor when required, paying the 



206 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



lqcA Membrane 28</ — cont. 

said sum with the profit thereon to the earl at Midsummer next. Dated 
at Suthwerk on Saturday after the Conversion of St. Paul, 2-1 Edward III. 
French. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at London on 2 February 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Feb. 17. John de Delves acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 80/. ; to 

Westminster. he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

< ancelled mi •payment acknowledged by John de Neubury, the queen's attorney. 

Feb. 16. John son of John de Berelond of Pritelwell acknowledges that he owes to 
Westminster. Margaret late the wife of Geoffrey atte Lee 20 marks ; to be levied etc. in 
co. Essex. 

Thomas atte Grene of London, ' vynter,' acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

Memorandum that Robert de Marny, knight, and John de Neuport of 
co. Essex, on 17 February, mainperned for Godfrey Lewold to have him 
before the king's council in chancery three weeks from Easter next, to 
answer for certain deceits and further to do and receive what the king's 
court shall determine. 

Jan. 28. To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order upon pain of forfeiture 

Westminster. no t to permit men at arms, pilgrims or any others of the realm to cross 
from that port without the king's special order, so that the king may not 
have cause to punish them for their negligences, and if they find any 
crossing without licence henceforth they shall arrest them with their 
horses, armour, equipments, jewels, money and others goods and chattels 
found with them and the ships taking them with the masters and mariners 
thereof, and keep them safely until further order, certifying the king from 
time to time of the names of those arrested and of the value and nature of 
their goods, as no small portion of the people has perished m the present 
plague and the treasure of the realm is much exhausted, as the king has 
learned, and several people betake themselves to parts beyond with their 
money, and if this were permitted the realm would be so Stripped k>th of 
men and treasure that grave danger thereto might easily arise. Bj h. 

The like to the mayors and bailiffs of divers towns, as appears below. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to he made that 
no man at arms, pilgrim or other person shall cross from the realm to 
parts beyond without the king's licence upon pain of forfeiture. Bj K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The sheriff of Northumberland. 

The sheriff of York. 

The sheriff of Lincoln. 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The sheriff of Essex. 

The sheriff of Kent. 

The sheriff of Sussex. 

The sheriff of Southampton, 

The Bheriffof Somerset and Poiset. 

The sheriff of Devon. 

The shentf of Corn wall. 
The sheriff of < lloucester, 



21 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 207 



1350. Membrane 2'6d — cont. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Dover. The like order to that directed to 
the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich, above. By K. 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailiffs of la Rye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Faversham. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. 

The bailiffs of Maldon. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiffs of Harwich. 

The bailiffs of Dunwich. 

The bailiffs of Heth. 

The bailiffs of Oreford. 

The bailiffs of Romeneye. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Colchester. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Hastynges. 

The bailiffs of Shorham. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Chichester. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The bailiffs of Porchester. 

The bailiffs of Hamelhouk. 

The bailiffs of Melcombe. 

The bailiffs of Weymuth. 

The bailiffs of Swanneswych. 

The bailiffs of la Pole. 

The bailiffs of Lyme. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter. 

The bailiffs of Toppesham. 

The bailiffs of Dertemuth. 

The bailiffs of Plymmuth. 

The bailiffs of Sydemuth. 

The bailiffs of Fowy. 

The bailiffs of Barnestaple. 

The bailiffs of Totteneis. 

The bailiffs of Exemuth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The bailiffs of Tynemuth. 

The bailiffs of Halyeland. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The bailiffs of Scardeburgh. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby. 

The bailiffs of Hertilpole. 

The bailiffs of Yarm. 

The bailiffs of Raveneser. 

The bailiffs of Saltfleteby. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Berwick on Tweed. 

The mayor and sheriffs of London. 

MEMBRANE 22*/. 

Feb. 18. John Hopper is sent to the abbot and convent of Wdbourn to receive 

Westrnirifiter. surli maintenance from their house for life as William Deyvil, deceased, 

had there at the king's request. liy p-s. [20908.] 



208 CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350 Membrane 22</ — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of Geoffrey atte Lee of co. Hertford 
to Roger llotot of Braghingg of that county of all his right and claim in 
all the lands which Geoffrey his father, Dionisia his wife, Roger's mother 
and Robert himself acquired of Margaret Chaundeler, in the town of 
Braghingg. Witnesses: John do Lee, Richard de Bydeford, John Bataille, 
John Bradenache, Waller Thorp. Dated at Aldebury on 2 March, 2-1 
Edward 111. 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery at the church of St. Mary 
atte Stronde without the bar of the New Temple, London, on 8 March and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

March 8. John Geryn acknowledges that he owes to (iuy de Upton 101.; to be 
Westminster, levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Derby. 

March 7. William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes 

Westminster, to John de Wyngefeld. knight, 815/. 0*. (id. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Somerset. 

( 'ancelled »n payment, 

March 9. Richard de Wynnesbury acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 

Westminster. Thoresby, clerk of the king's hanaper, 4 marks ; to be levied etc. in the 
city of London. 

Cancelled mi payment. 

Enrolment of certificate of Walter Turk, mayor of London and escheator 
there, that in his presence Thomas Shenehe. to whom the king committed 
the custody of the bailiwick of keeping the king's prison of Flete and of 
the palace of Westminster, assigned to Margaret late the wife of John 
Shenehe, the late keeper there, to hold as dower, a third part of ">1n. of quit 
rent in the city and its suburbs, of the prior of Suthewerk and the prioi 
of Chesthunte and of all the other tenants of whom that rent conies and of 
the other lands and rents which belonged to John there, by a partition be- 
tween Thomas and Margaret, and he also assigned to her a third part of 
a messuage with a garden and its other appurtenances within the king's 
close at Elete in the suburb of the said city, with the custody of all the 
prisoners of the prison with a thud part of 6/. a day for the custody of the 
prison, to he received by the hands of the sheriffs of London. This assign- 
ment was made on 9 February in the 24th year of the reign. 

Enrolment of certification by Robert de Hadham. escheator in co. 
Middlesex, that in the presence of Thomas Shench, to whom the king 
committed the custody of two parts of the lands which belonged to John 
Shench, tenant in chief of the bailiwick of keeping the king's palace of 
Westminster and his prison of Flete, he has assigned to Margaret, late 
John's wife, a third part of the profits in the exchequer and the Common 
Bench and in stalls and other places in the hall of Westminster allotted to 
merchants and others, together with a third part of all the other profits of 
John's inheritance in that palace, and also a third part of all tin « 
pertaining to that office, to he paid by the hands of the sheriffs of London, 
and a, third part of a, messuage Within the said palace assigned to that 
office with a third part of a toft of John's inheritance, contiguous to the 
messuage, and a third part of another messuage without the gate of the 

palace, to be divided between Thomas and Margerv and a third part of 

of divers tenants without the said gate. The said assignment was made 

on Monday after the Purification, 24 Edward 111, in the presence oi 

Thomas and of Ralph de Morpath, Richard de Ahyndon, Adam de Odyfcai 
hated at Westminster on 16 February. 



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209 



1350. 

Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 22d—cont. 

John de Moubray, serjeant, and Thomas de Ingelby acknowledge that 
they owe to David <le Wollore, clerk, 100s. ; to ho levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. York. 

< 'ancelled mi paymtnt. 



March 1. 

Rotherhithe. 



Feb. 27. 

Westminster. 



March 2. 
Rotherhithe. 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



March 8. 
tminater. 



Membrane 21<i. 

Brother John, prior of Bermvtndeseye, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to Robert de Guldeford of London, draper, 40/. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in co. Surrey. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder, keeper of two parts of the 
lands which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, who held in chief in 
Glainmorgan and Morgannogh in Wales or to him who supplies his place 
there. Whereas the king granted the said custody to him to hold with the 
lordships, royalties, liberties and other appurtenances from 8 February last 
until Hugh's heir should come of age, for rendering a certain thing yearly 
to the king, and now the king has learned that Bartholomew intends 
to proceed to annul divers processes held before John Golafre, Roger 
Berkeroles and Richard de Acton, justices of oyer and terminer in the said 
lands of Glainmorgan and Morgannogh, in the king's hand by reason of 
the minority of the said heir, before the said 8 February, pretending that 
there were divers errors therein : the king therefore orders him to supersede 
such process made by him or his ministers concerning those errors, revoking 
anything which he may have done in the matter, as any errors ought to be 
amended and determined before the king or the justices appointed by his 
commission, and not elsewhere. By C. 

Richard Dammory, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Otto de 
Holand, knight, 2,000/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Otto de Holand. knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard Dammory, 
knight, 1,000/. ; to be levied etc. in co Oxford. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to supersede, until Monday after the first 
Sunday in the Passion of the Lord next, the levying of the portion 
remaining due of a certain fine made for the cessation of the last eyre of 
the justices in the county if that fine has not hitherto been levied entire, 
as a dissension arose between the community of the county and the barons 
of the Cinque Ports upon the claim of the barons to be quit of that fine by 
virtue of the liberties granted to them, and that they have hitherto been 
quit of such fines ; and the king ordered the matter to be discussed in 
chancery by J. then bishop of St. Davids and now bishop of Worcester, 
the chancellor, and the process could not be fully discussed there on 
account of various ambiguities and for other causes, without deliberate 
counsel and great advice, wherefore the parties have a day, to wit, the said 
Monday, to be before the king in chancery to receive and do what shall 
then seem good to the Council, and it is not reasonable that the parties 
should be aggrieved by the levying of the fine pending that discussion. 

ByC 

Richard, son of Richard de Eccleshale, clerk, acknowledges that he owes 
to John de Brigham, clerk, 240 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of bis lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Notes of payment <//' lis marks and of6S marks, 3s. id. 

Cancelled mi payment. 



17204 



O 



210 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Feb. 2. 
Westminster. 



March 10. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 



March 15. 
Westminster. 



Maroh 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 21'/ — rout. 

John de Brigham, parson of Mephain church, diocese of Rochester, 
acknowledges that he owes to Richard son of Richard de Eccleshale, clerk, 
86/. 18s. I'/.; to be Levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in co Kent. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit William de 
Navesby, the king's clerk, who is about to set out to the Roman court, for 
necessary causes which he has to defend there, by the king's licence, to 
cross from the port of that city with his horses and equipments and with 
the reasonable expenses of himself and his household. By G. 

The like to the constable of Dover castle and wardens (sic) of the Cinque 
Ports or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover, and to the 
bailiffs of Dover. 

Enrolment of general release by Robert, chaplain, executor of the will 
of John de Toppesfeld, late citizen and goldsmith of London, to John 
Wygan, citizen and vintner of London dwelling in Fletestret in the suburb 
of London, of all actions and claims by virtue of the execution of the 
said will. Witnesses : Nicholas Sporyer, Adam Hakeit, Thomas atte 
Crouche, Walter de Chedyngton, William de Asshe, John Iryssh, John de 
Berkhampstede. Dated in Fletestret in the suburb of London, on the feast 
of St. Bartholomew, 23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery at London on 8 March and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas Bydyk acknowledges that he owes to Ralph bishop of London, 
40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Middlesex. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release Ma 
Paul de Monte Florum, imprisoned in the Flete for various causes, upon 
his taking oath that he will not go far from the city of London without 
the king's special licence and that he will return to prison at Midsummer 
next, superseding in the meantime all demands made upon him by 
summons of the exchequer. By p.s. 80873, 

To the same. Order to receive Oliver Waleys and John de Bikerton as 
the attorneys of John Waleys, sheriffs in cos. Nottingham and Derby and 
escheator in those counties, to make his proffer on the morrow of the close 
of Easter next, as he is attendant upon divers affairs of the king in th. 
counties, so that he cannot come to make his proffer in person for the tune 
when he has held the said offices. Bj ( 

John de Ralegh of Nettelcombe, knight, and Gilbert Hywysshe acknow- 
ledge that thev owe to John de Durburgh 100/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 



Membrane 20</. 

Maroh 21, To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to release John Pyel, detained 
Westminster, in that prison for a deb< of !)2(>/. in which he is hound to the king, b) the 
mainprise of John de Wesenham and Idam Fraunoeys of the oily of 
London, merchants, who have undertaken u> bave bim before the 
of the exchequer on the quinzaine of Raster next, or to satisfy the k 

the said sum there, H\ l\ 



24 EDWARD IIT.— Part 1. 



211 



1350. 

March 24. 

Westminster. 



April 8. 
Westminster, 



April 10. 
Westminster. 

March 18. 

Westminster. 



April 12. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 20/ — cont. 

Margaret late the wife of John Beauflour acknowledges that she owes to 
Thomas de Wynkefeld 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of her 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on 'payment. 

Geoffrey de Weston acknowledges that he owes to William de Emeldon, 
clerk, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Berks. 
< 'ancelled on payment. 

Hugh de Estcote, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Overton 500Z. ; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the taking of Master 
Simon de Brisele, clerk, although the king lately ordered them to take him 
and keep him safely, to have him before the king on the day when the writ 
was returnable, to answer for certain contempts and trespasses, as he has 
appeared in chancery and submitted himself to the king's will, and Thomas 
de Brembre, clerk, and John de Wesenham, merchant, have mainperned to 
have him before the king in chancery on the said day to answer for the 
trespasses and contempts and farther to do what the king's court shall 
determine, and that Simon will faithfully perform what he has promised 
before the king to do. By K. 

Enrolment of release by Warin son of Warin de Bassyngburn of Wynepol, 
Hugh Bray of Lambeth and William de la Dale to Sir John de Insula, 
lord of Rougemont {de Rubeo Montr), of all their right and claim in 
the manor of Coldham, co. Cambridge, and also in the manors of 
Offord Daneys and Everton, co. Huntingdon, in the manors of Eddeworth 
and Alrecheseye, co. Bedford, and in all rents and services of free tenants 
and bond in Potton in the same county, and also in the manors of Asscheby 
Davy, Chadeston, Brynketon, Asschelee and Cotes, co. Northampton. 
Witnesses : Sir Thomas de Grey, Sir Thomas de Scalariis, Sir Thomas 
Chaumberleyn, knights, John Dengayne, William Muschet, John de 
Brigham, William Warde. Dated at Coveneye, co. Cambridge, on 
Thursday after SS. Tiburcius and Valerian, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Warin, Hugh and William came into chancery at 
Westminster on 15 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the mayor of London and to the escheator in that city. Order to 
take inquisition in each ward of the city and its suburbs, as to the lands 
and rents which ought to pertain to the king in the city by the death of 
the tenants, by escheat or otherwise during the last two years, and what 
they are worth, and who have intruded therein and by what title they 
claim, and to cause those which they find to pertain to the king to be 
taken into his hand without delay, and to send the inquisitions to him, as 
several lands and rents which ought to pertain to the king there, by the 
death of the tenants without an heir, from the time when the last deadly 
bilence first raged, are occupied, concealed and unjustly detained from 
the king by divers intruders. 

Enrolment of grant by John Cory, clerk, to the king of all his messuages 
at la Tom-hull with the gardens and curtilages adjacent thereto which ho 
held of the gift and enfeoffmenl of John de Basynge and James de 
Hennewode, which are situate between the new cemetery of Holy Trinity 
near the Tower of London on the east and the highway on the west, the 
i cemetery on the north and the fcenemenl of Thomas de Tetteburyand 
John Craustok on the south, Witni • William, bishop of Winchester, 



•212 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



March 29. 

Westminster. 



April 22. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 20</ — cont. 

the treasurer ; .John, bishop of Worcester, the chancellor ; Sir Bartholomew 
de Burgherssh, then the king's chamberlain; Sir John de Beauchamp and 
Sir (iuy de Bryan, knights, Sir Philip de Weston, clerk. Dated at 
Westminster on 18 March, to wit, the feast of St. Edward, 24 Edward III. 
Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 19 March and 
acknowledged the preceding charter. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release William 
Pouohe, detained in the Elete prison for divers debts in which he is hound 
to the king, as the king wishes him to set out to parts beyond the sea on 
certain affairs, and William has found before the king in chancery John 
de Bedeford, Richard de Wedon, John de Chevele, Simon atte Grene and 
William de Coggeshale, mainpernors, who have undertaken to have him 
before the treasurer and barons on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, to 
be delivered to prison. By p.s. [20944.] 

Enrolment of release by Thomas son of Sir Thomas Wake, knight, to 
John Pyel, citizen and merchant of London, of all his right and claim in 
the manor of Cranesle, co. Northampton, with the advowson of the church 
there, a mill and all other appurtenances, which John previously had of 
the gift and enfeoffment of Elizabeth, Thomas's mother; he has also 
released to John all his right and claim in a plot called ' la Neuwemanere ' 
in the said county with all its appurtenances which John previously held 
of the grant of the said Elizabeth and of Hugh, Thomas's brother, in 
Craneslee and Brogthton ; Thomas has also released to John all his right 
and claim in all the lands which John held of the gift and enfeoffment of 
Agnes, Thomas's sister, in Orlyngbere in the said county. Witnesses: 
Walter Turk, then mayor of London, Adam de Bury aud Ralph de Lenne, 
then sheriffs of that city, John de Wesenham, Simon Fraunceys, Thomas 
Leggy, John Lovekyn, Adam Fraunceys, Thomas de Brandon, Thomas de 
Langeton, Hugh de Wychyngham, Robert Neuwent. Hated at London on 
Wednesday before St. George the Martyr, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at London on 21 April 
and acknowledged the preceding died. 

John de Ryvers, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Walton, 
archdeacon of Richemund, and Hugh de Berewyk, knight, 100/.; to he 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Thomas Wake, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Walton, 
archdeacon of Richemund, 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

Ralph de Lascels, knight, and Peter de Nuttle, knight, acknowledge that 
they owe to John de Wesenham 40/ , to be levied etc. in co. York. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 



Membrane 194. 

April 8. To all the sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, keepers of | - and inspectors in 

Westminster ports and without. Order to permit Master William Clavyle, clerk, whom 

John elect of Dublin, is Bending ko the Roman court with certain letters on 

the affairs of the king and himself, to OrOSS with those letters ;ind with his 

reasonable expen Bj k. 

Kt erat patens. 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



218 



1350. 
April 10. 

Westminster. 



April 22. 
Windsor. 



April 20. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 19<l — cont. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Sandwich. Order, upon pain 
of forfeiture, to be before the king and his council at Westminster on 
Friday the eve of SS. Philip and James noxt, and to have there tbe seal 
called ' coket' in their possession, and to do there what shall be enjoined 
upon them by the king and his council. By K. and C. 

The like to the following collectors of customs, to wit : 

The collectors in the port of Lenn. 

The collectors in the port of Boston. 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 

The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors in the port of Chichester. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors in the port of London. 
The like to the weigher (tronatori) in each of the said ports to be there 
on the same day with the weighing beam (trono) deputed in those ports. 

To the mayor and bailiffs and all the community of Sandwich. Order 
to cause two lawful men to be chosen to collect the customs in that town, 
and to be sent to the king so that they be before him and his council at 
Westminster on Friday the eve of SS. Pbilip and James next, to do what 
shall be enjoined upon them there, as the king wishes the custom of wool, 
hides and wool-fells to be well and faithfully collected. By K. and C. 

The like to the mayor, bailiffs and community of the following towns, 
to wit : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lenn. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Boston. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Chichester. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The mayor and sheriffs of London. 

Hugh deBerewyk, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Ryvers, 
clerk, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Oxford. 

Enrolment of release by John de Ryvers, clerk, son and heir of Richard 
de Ryvers, knight, to Henry, earl of Lancaster, of all his right and claim 
in all the lands and knights' fees, meadows, woods, pastures, homages, 
rents and services, with all their appurtenances in Sandon, Hongerford 
and Denforde which Richard acquired of Robert Fokerham in reversion, 
after the death of lady Margaret Tyeys ; with the grant of the reversion of a 
certain meadow in Hongerford, which Robert de Hongerford, knight, holds 
for life with remainder to John. Dated at London on Friday in the feast 
of St. George, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 22 April and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To Robert de Causton, admiral of the ileet from the mouth of the Thames 
towards the north or to him who supplies his place. Order, if Peter de 
Melchesbourn, lord of a ship called ' la Semte Marie cogg ' of Lenne, 
whereof Andrew Lenton is master, shall find security to have his ship rea<l\ 
on a certain day and at an app tinted place, to set out in the king's service 



2U 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



April 13. 
Westminster. 



March 25. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 19'/ — emit. 

then to permit the ship, and the master and mariners with the wool and 
other merchandise therein, to cross to Flanders, notwithstanding any 
ordinance that ships of 50 tuns burthen and over shall not cross from the 
realm to parts beyond with wool or other merchandise, provided that no 
money, beyond the reasonable expenses of the master and mariners, shall 
be taken in the ship, and that no other person shall cross in that ship under 
the cover of the master and mariners. By K. and C. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. The like order in favour of the said 
ship, when thej have ascertained by the certificate of the said admiral or of 
him who supplies his place that Peter has found such security. 

To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies 
his place there. Order to release Ralph Beauchamp of Enefeld from the 
Tower of London, where he is detained for certain causes, by the mainprise 
of Thomas Perle of London, Edmund Rose of co. Norfolk, John Wroth of 
London, John Lambourn of London, Thomas Shene of London and Thomas 
Durant of co. Gloucester, who have undertaken to have him before the king 
and his council to stand to right upon the things which are laid against 
him. By C. 

Margaret de Bourn and William Knyght, clerk, executors of the will of 
Thomas de Bourn, put in their place John de Codyngton, the younger, to 
prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100 marks made to Thomas 
in chancery by John Haym and Godfrey Haym his brother. 

Ralph de Nevill, knight, puts in his place the same John to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 260 marks made to him in chancery bv 
John Darcy ' le cosyn.' 

To the warden of the Flete prison or to him who supplies his place. 
Order to receive Gilbert de Wedlyngburgh, whom the king has caused to he 

arrested, and keep him safely in that prison until further order. 

By letter of the secret seal. 



MEMBRANE 18</. 

Enrolment of grant by Hugh de Escote, knight, to Wiliam de Overton 
of all his manor of Westuderle with all its appurtenances and with the 
advowson of the church there ; also of his manor of Asshelegh with all its 
appurtenances in Northasshelegh near Ryngwode in the hundred of 
Chnstchurch. Witnesses : Sir Thomas West, Sir John de Wynton, Sir 
Philip Daundele and Sir John de Popham, knights, Nicholas Wodelok, 
Nicholas Sampson, Thomas Wayte, Giles de Escote, Thomas Payn, Thomas 
de Westcote, John de Tudeworth. Dated at Winchester OO 10 March in 
the 21th year of the reign. 

Memorandum that Hugh came into chancery at London on i) April and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh de Escote, knight, to Willliaui de Overton, 
of all his right and claim m the manor and in all the lands, rents, 
homages, services, woods, meadows and pastures m Westtuderle and in 
the advowson of the church of the manor, with release to William of all his 
right and claim in the manor of Asshelegh with all their appurtenances in 
Northasshelegh near Ryngwode in the hundred of Cbristohurch, Twynam. 
Witnesses Sir Thomas West, Sir John de Wuiton, Sir Philip Daundele 

and Sir John de I'opham. knights, Henry Sturm\, John de lugtivnile, 



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215 



1350. 



April 11. 
Westminster. 



April 12. 

Westminster. 



April 15. 

Westminster. 



April 16. 
Westminster. 

April 16. 
West m in bet. 



April 17. 

Wc.-itmii, 



Membrane 18r/ — emit. 

Walter Haywode, Nicholas Wodelok, Nicholas Sampson, Giles de Escote, 
Thomas Payn, Thomas de Westcote, John do Tudeworth. Dated at 
Winchester on 1 April, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Hugh de Escote came into chancery at London on !) 
April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

John Mareschal, archdeacon of Carlisle, acknowledges that he owes to 
Thomas de Lucy, knight, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Cumberland. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas the king, on 6 February last, 
granted to John de Coggeshale and to Isabel late the wife of John Baynard 
the custody of all the lands which belonged to the inheritance of John 
Baynard, who held in chief, in co. Essex, in the king's hand by reason of 
the minority of John's heir, to hold until that heir should come of age, for 
rendering 20 marks yearly at the king's wardrobe, of which 20 marks the 
king, on the same day, granted 10 marks to Reginald de Ferariis, the 
king's serjeant at arms, to be received of the hands of John and Isabel so 
long as they hold that custody, they have satisfied Reginald for the said 
sum for all the time that they have the said custody. Witnesses : Peter 
de Boxstede, John Haukwode, Ralph Wulsy, Richard Stacy of co. Essex, 
Edmund Leynham, Thomas Levelyf , Richard Caundissh of London. Dated 
at London on 16 March, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Reginald came into chancery at Westminster on 
12 April and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Richard de Eccleshale, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Eston, parson of Wermouth church, 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

The same Richard acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Aston, 
parson of Langeton church, 18/. 13.s. id. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Edmund de Cheddeworth of Gloucester acknowledges that he owes to 
Henry de Stretford, clerk, 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester. 

John de Acton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Bukyngham, clerk, and Richard de Piriton 100/. ; to be levied etc. in 
co. Gloucester. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by John de Bukyngham. 

Agnes late the wife of Robert de Reymes acknowledges that she owes to 
Richard de Stanhop 16/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Northumberland. 

To the sheriff of York. Writ of aid in favour of the master of the 
hospital of St. Nicholas near York, and those deputed in his place in 
levying the rents assigned to the hospital for the maintenance of the 
master and brethren, and the arrears thereof, as the king granted to John 
de Ampelford, his clerk, the custody of the hospital, together with all its 
appurtenances to hold for life, and now the king has learned that divers 
rents granted to the master and brethren in that county for their 
maintenance, of the royal alms, are withdrawn by the tenants of the 
tenements from which those rents proceed, and that some of them refuse 
to pay those rents and the arrears thereof. 

Richard Charman of Rikelyng acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Nevill of Baby 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 



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1350. 

April 19. 



Membrane 18./ — cont. 



John de Stoke acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham. 
dirk, -10 marks; to be levied etc. m co. Gloucester. 
' ancelled mi payment 

Bimon, abbot of Colchester, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
minster they owe to Edmund de Grymesby, clerk. 10/ ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
' 'ancetted <>n payment. 



w • tminster. 



April 26. 



Membrane it</. 

April 9. To John J hit of Norwich. Order, upon pain of forfeiture to be at 

■minster. London before the king and his council on Wednesday after three weeks 
from Easter next, to answer the things which will he laid before him, and 
further to do and receive what will then he ordained, as although the king 
ordered him by writ of privy seal to he before the king and council on the 
morrow of the close of Easter last, to speak upon affairs touching the state 
of the realm, he did not care to come or to send any one for him. whereat 
the king is much angered. By K. and C. 

The like to thi' following to come hefore the council on the following 
days, to wit : 

Roger ll.i nl. ■■-• ray on the morrow of St. Mark. 

Richard de kele on the same day. 

Adam 1'iiiid on Wednesday after St. Mark. 

W illiam de Skelton on the same day. 

Robert de Angreton on the morrow of the Invention of the Holy Cross. 

John Bperlyng on the same day. 

lit my Russel on Wednesday hefore St. Mark. 

Thomas Longe on the same day. 

Enrolment of release by Hugh Wake of Blyseworth to John Pyel, citizen 

and merchant of London, of all his right and claim in all the lands in 
C'raneslee, Broghton and Orlyngbere, co. Northampton, with their appur- 
tenances. Walter Turk, then mayor of London, Adam de Bury and Ralph 
deLenn, then sheriffs of that city. Witnesses: John de Wesenham, Henry 
Picard, Simon Fraunceys, Adam Franceys, Thomas Leggy, John Lovekyn, 
Thomas de Brandon, Thomas de Langeton, Hugh de \\ ychyngham, Robert 
Newent and others. Dated at London on Wednesday before St. George, 
21 Edward m. 

Memorandum that Hugh came into chancery at London on 27 April and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Robert bishop of Chichester acknowledges that he out- to Janus Dyve 
250 marks; to he levied, in default of payment, of his land- and chattels in 
CO. Sussex. 

Cancelled on payment acknowledged by Master John </f Lanyetqjt, </»< 
attorney. 

The attornment to James to prosecute the execution of this recognisance 

■ nrolled below. 

April 88. Robert de Cm-ton. Thomas Wale, Otto de llolund and John do 

Weatminiter, Wyngefeld, knight, acknowledge that they owe to Michael de I 
knight, loo marks; to he levied etc. in co. Norfolk. 

April 28. Brother Stephen, prior oi Bwaveseye, acknowledges that he r« 

Robert Saysand of Raineseyi 80/. ; to he levied, m default of payment 

hit hinds and chattels ami ecolegiastioal gOOdl in co C.imbrut 



24 EDWARD III.— Pah i 1. 



217 



1350. 

April 20. 
We tininstrer. 



April 29. 
Westminstei 



April 21. 
Westminster. 



May 3. 

Westminster. 



May 6. 
Westmii 



Membrane 17<I — cont, 

Richard de Wylughby, the elder, acknowledges thai he owes to Queen 
Philippa 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of Ins Lands and chattels 
in co. Nottingham. 

Hugh le Blount, knight, acknowledges that he owes to .lolm de Alveton 
50 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order bo supersede until further order the pro- 
mulgation of the exigents and outlawry against Master Henry de Coukham, 
Richard Clere and John le Botiller, as lately at the suit of Richard earl of 
Arundel, showing that Richard Camelyn, John Milers, vicar of Stoghton 
church, William de Whyteweye, John de Wyntereshull, John Halard, 
Reginald atte Wode, Boniface le Saucer, Philip atte Hull, of Herghelegh, 
and Joan de Routhyng and certain other malefactors had broken by force 
and arms the earl's parks at Arundell, Stoghton, Kockyng, Shullynglegh 
and Wollavyngton in that county, and had entered his free chaces and 
warrens at Estden, and the towns of Arundell and Stoghton in that county, 
and Bokelond and Calley in co. Surrey, had hunted there without his 
licence and will and had taken and carried off' his wild beasts in the chaces 
and parks, and his hares, rabbits, pheasants and partridges in the warrens 
to his damage of 200/. ; the king appointed John de Stouford, Thomas de 
Brewosa, Andrew Peverel, Richard de Birton and William de Fifhide to be 
justices to take an inquisition upon the matter, and to hear and determine 
those trespasses according to the law and custom of the realm, and now 
Master Henry, Richard and John have besought the king to provide a 
remedy, as although they are not guilty of any of the said trespasses, and 
are ready to stand to right thereupon, yet they were indicted before those 
justices for having broken the earl's parks at Arundell, Stoghton, Cockyng, 
Shullynglegh and "Wollavyngton and entered his warrens at Estden, 
Northstok, hunted in those parks, chaces and warrens without his licence 
and taken game therefrom and they are placed in exigent in that county to 
be outlawed, without their knowledge ; and John Strech, knight, John le 
Walssh, John de Cherleton and John de Tamworth have mainperned in 
chancery that Henry, Richard and John shall be before the justices on the 
day when the writ for the exigents is returnable, ready to stand to right 
upon the said trespasses. 

John de Bristoll of Yillyngge acknowledges that he owes to Master Roger 
Belet, butler of Queen Phillippa, 501. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Ralph Cressy ami Robert de Poresle acknowledge that they owe to Adam 
Heroun HO/.; to he levied etc. in co. Hertford. 
( 'ancelled mi payment. 

Adam Heroun acknowledges that he owes to the same Ralph and Robert 
60/. ; to be levied etc. in the said county. 
( ancelled mi payment. 

James Dyve puts in his place Master John de Langetoft, clerk, to 
prosecute the execution of a, recognisance for 250 marks, made to him in 
chancery by Robert, bishop of Chichester. 



MEMBRANE 1(W. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and 
Anthony Bache, merchant of Genoa, and Nicholas ('hone of the other part, 
te tifying that the king, by the advice of his council has appointed Anthony 



218 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. Metnbrane 16d — cont. 

and Nicholas masters and workers of his money in the Tower of London, 
to make three kinds of money, one money of gold current for 6«. 8</. of 
sterlings the piece, which shall be called the 'Noble,' 42 such pieces in the 
pound of the weight in the Tower of London ; another money weighing 
half the aforesaid current for 40</. of sterlings the piece, 84 pieces to the 
pound of Tower weight : a third money weighing a fourth part of the first 
money, current for 20/. of sterlings the piece, 168 pieces in the pound of 
Tower weight ; and each pound of the said money shall he worth 14/. of 
sterlings of all the said pieces, which shall be of fine gold, to wit, of 28 
carats 3d grains in the pound ; of which money the king shall have 10s. 6</. 
of each pound made, the masters shall take 14</. for their work, damage. 
clipping the irons and loss of weight and for their expenses and all other 
costs except the wages of the wardens and keepers and clerks, and the 
merchants shall have the remainder, amounting to 13/. 8s. id., aud the 
masters shall have for remedy j\ carat on each pound of gold, and if 
by any default the money is found less in weight or in feebleness than 
23 carats 3$ grains beyond the said sixteenth, it shall be challengable : the 
masters have also undertaken to make sterlings of silver of the alloy of the 
old sterlings, and they shall be of the weight of 22s. 6</. of sterlings to each 
pound of Tower weight, and the king shall have 14*/. of each pound by 
weight, and the masters for their work, loss of weight and all costs, shall 
have f>J</., and the merchants the remainder, and the masters shall have 
for remedy 2</. of sterlings of each pound of silver, to wit, that if the 
sterlings are made 2d. more strong or more feeble in the pound, the king's 
wardens shall deliver them as good without having them re-melted ; the 
masters have also undertaken to make mails of silver of the alloy of 
the old sterlings, and they shall be of the weight of 23s. 3</. of 
sterlings for each pound of Tower weight ; and the king shall have 
17'/. by weight of each pound, whereof the masters shall have 8JW. 
for all costs, as aforesaid, and they shall make ferlinys of silver of the 
same alloy and they shall be of the weight of '2'A-. &d. of sterlings of 
Tower weight; and the king shall have 19'/. by weight of each pound, and 
the masters U)f</. for all costs as aforesaid, ami they shall have the same 
remedy ; and the king will put wardens tor him in every place where the 
money is made, who shall be charged to see that the money is of the 
proper alloy and weight, to wit, that so soon as the money is coined and 
completed, the wardens and masters shall receive it from the moneyersand 
put it in a hutch under two keys, one to remain with the wardens and the 
other with the masters, and before the money is delivered to the merchants, 
the wardens, at the request of the masters, shall have the money assayed, 
and if it is not so good as they have undertaken it shall be handed back to 
the master to be re-melted and made good at their cost, and when the 
money has been delivered and proved good, the wardens and masters shall 
take from every hundred pounds weight of silver 2s. of sterlings and of 
every five pounds weight of gold, a gold puce, which money shall be put in a 
casket under two keys, one remaining with the king's warden and the other 
with the masters; and the casket shall be kept in the hutch and shall be 
opened every three months, onoe before the council or their deput) and before 

the said wardens ami masters, ami the moneys shall he assayed before them, 
and if they are found to be good the masters shall have letters patent under 
the great seal to be quit, BO that they shall not be challenged for an\ in. 
found in any part of the realm, except of the assay of the money found in 
the said casket ; and whenever the wardens are requested b\ the masters to 
make liverj of gold Or Silver, they shall he bound to Ao 90 for the profit of 
the merchants, who will he the more reads to bring gold and silver to 
said money, and the warden shall take all the profit of the mone\ which 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



219 



1350. 



April 13. 
Westminster. 



April 20. 



Membrane 1 (W — cont. 

pertains to the king, and he shall render account so that the masters shall 
not be bound to render account to the king, but only to the warden ; and if the 
masters and merchants cannot agree to make the said money, then the 
changer for the time being shall have power hy the king's commission, to 
try the truth, to which, if the masters will not agree, the changer shall 
make the money in their default ; and the king will cause proclamation to 
be made throughout the realm that no one shall take any money out of the 
realm except the new money, upon pain of the loss of the money and his 
person at the king's will, except by his special permission, and that no one 
shall bring into England any manner of false or counterfeit money, upon 
the same penalty; also that no man shall receive or spend any gold or 
silver upon the aforesaid penalty unless it be of the king's coinage, and 
that the good silver money now current shall remain so; and that every 
one may spy upon and accuse those who do the contrary, and of the money 
found false, a third part shall go to the informer, and two parts to the king; 
and the king confirms to the masters and to their fellows the ancient 
charters of liberties granted to the moneyers, and that they shall behave 
well to the king and people, to wit, that if they fail in the weight of the 
money, or if they fail in the alloy thereof, Walter de Mauny, Thomas de 
Passelewe of co. Essex, Thomas Tirel of the same county, Francis Bache 
of co. Surrey, Edmund Rose of co. Norfolk, Roger de Wrotkani of London, 
John de Bedeford of London, skinner, and Roger Ragas of London will 
come before the chancellor, treasurer and others of the council and under- 
take to satisfy the king and people for the said money if the masters 
cannot do so, and the said mainpernors will bring the masters before the 
king and his council as soon as falsity or deceit can be found in the alloy 
or in the weight of the money, by warning of the king and council to 
receive what shall be adjudged in the matter. And the masters have 
made oath before the council to well and faithfully perform the said office. 
Dated at Westminster on 12 April, 21 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that on 14 April, David de Wolloure, keeper of the chancery 
rolls, delivered the part of this indenture under the seals of the masters 
to William de Stowe, chancellor of the exchequer, and to William de 
Brokelesby, one of the barons, and to Nicholas de Holme, one of the 
remembrancers of the exchequer, to he kept as is customary. 

Thomas de Weston, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to Humphrey 
Warde and Simon Warde 120/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
bis lands and chattels in co. Surrey. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and John de Coupeland, 
testifying that John has undertaken the custody of Rokesburgh castle from 
.Martinmas last for the end of a year, receiving 1,000 marks for the same, 
and he shall have in his company in garrison there twenty-four men at 
arm-, thirty archers, ten men watching on the walls, a watch {gait), a 
porter and an under porter at his charges. Dated at Westminster on 10 
February, 21 Edward III. French. By p.s. [20895.] 

Richard Blundel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Insula 
of Rougemont (ile Rnbeo Monte), knight, 80/.; to be levied, in default of 
q< iji, ot In- lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

•John de Stafford acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Walton, arch- 

,n of Rychemund, and to Hugh de Berewyk, knight, general attorneys 

of Henry earl of Lancaster, 40/.; to be levied etc. in cos. Warwick and 

I, air 



•2-20 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

April IS. 
Westminster. 



April 22. 
Westminster. 



April 15. 
Westminster. 



March 28. 

Westminster. 



April 24. 
Westminster. 



April 30. 

Westminster. 



Membrane iBd rout. 

Thomas Ughtred, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Stanhop l() marks ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 
( 'ancelled mi payment. 

Richard de Stanhop acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Ughtred, 
knight, 40 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Northumberland. 

< 'ancelled mi payment. 

John Gernoun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Kyselyngbury, citizen and draper of London, 60/. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
I iex. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Dover and to the keepers of the passage in 
that port. Order to permit Gerard de Crayenem, Peter del Aubiel and 
Simon son of John, the king's lieges of Flanders, who came to him in 
England as the envoys of the count and community of Flanders, and who 
are about to return to the said parts with their answer, by the king's licence, 
to cross with twelve or thirteen persons of their household, with their 
horses and equipments. By C, 

To William Walkelate, the king's Serjeant at arms, appointed to arrest 
all men crossing to parts beyond without the king's licence, in the River 
Thames. Order to permit Daniel van Mulneham, Serjeant of Giles de 
Colon [ia], ' hauberger,' whom the king has ordained to set out to Flanders 
on his affairs, to cross to the said parts with 200 florins de Victt (de scuto). 

John de Coupeland, Thomas de Seton and Roger de Blaykeston 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Tamworth, clerk, 400 marks j to be 
levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Northum- 
berland. 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

Thomas Ughtred, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 
40/. ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 

Cancelled <>n payment, acknowledged by Thomas de Btayton, the queen's 
attorney. 

Thomas Doyly acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew deBurghersh, 
'le piere,' HO/.; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 



MEMBRANE 15</. 

Enrolment of assignment of dower to Elizabeth late the wife of Richard 
de Rihill made by Robert de Revines, esoheator in co. Northumberland, at 
Little Rihill in that county, on 20 September, "21 Edward 111. a third 
part of two parts of a chief messuage with the buildings built thereon, at 
Little Rihill, to hold in dower in allowance of all that chief messuag 
also the following lands in Little Rihill, to wit, 8 acres of arable land in a 
held called ' le Estbank ' there and li acres of land upon le Meretlat ; I 
acres of land upon le Overhope and 1-i acres of land upon le Netherhope ; 
I | acres of land upon le Erereforlang and an acre of land next the garden, 
and 2 acres of land upon Soneacre there, also 2A acres of land upon 
lllilawellat and 1' acres upon le Rote and an acre of land at le Mulnheved 
then'; an acre of land abo\e Abound and 2 acres I rood of land ab 
Salterhope there ; l acre 8 roods of land upon lee Toltes and I a, 
:; mod; of laud above Omperland; ami l aore 1 rood of land at le 

Watertrokes and 1 acres of meadow there, as they are contained within 
certain hounds neuh made; also 2 husband lands there, each of which 
contains I ."> acres and half a husband land with a toft adjacent which 
contains 7 | acres. 



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1350. 



Membrane \K<1 — cont. 



Enrolment of partition of the lands which belonged to Richard de Rihill 

at Little Rihill, co. Northumberland, touching Elizabeth, Margery, 
Cristiana, Joan and Ellen, Richard's daughters and heirs, made at Little; 
Rihill on 28 September, 21 Edward III, by Robert de Reymes, escheator 
in that county, whereof the purparty touching Elizabeth, the eldest of that 
inheritance, of full age, has been delivered to her, and the purparties 
touching Margery, Cristiana, Joan and Ellen have been delivered to 
Elizabeth late Richard's wife, their mother, as nearest to the heirs. 

The purparty touching Elizabeth, Richard's daughter, is such, to wit : 
a fifth part of two parts of a chief messuage at Little Rihill ; 3 acres § rood 
of land in a field called ' le Estbank ' there ; \ acre h, rood of land upon 
le Merflat there ; | acre h rood of land upon le Overhope there ; £ acre 
I rood of land upon le Netherhope there ; £ acre \ rood of land upon 
Breriforlang there ; 1$ roods of land next the garden there ; 3 roods of 
land upon Sonacre there ; an acre of land upon Illylawefiat there ; \ acre 
\ rood of land upon le Rote there ; \\ roods of land upon le Milneheved 
there ; \\ roods of land upon Aubound there ; 1 acre of land at Salterhope 
there ; 3 roods of land above le Toftes there ; \ acre of land above 
Omperlandes there ; \ acre of land upon le Watertrokes there ; \\ acres 
and ith of \ acre of meadow as contained between certain bounds newly 
made, and a husbandland with a toft adjacent, containing 15 acres of land. 

The purparty of Margery, Richard's second daughter, is such, to wit : a 
fifth part of two parts of a chief messuage at Little Rihill ; 3 acres \ rood 
of land in the field called ' le Estbank'; \ acre \ rood of land upon 
le Mereflat ; \ acre \ rood of land upon le Overhope ; \ acre 1 rood of land 
upon le Netherhope ; \ acre i rood of land upon Breriforlang ; 1^ roods of 
land next the garden there ; 3 roods of land upon Sonacre there ; 1 acre of 
land upon Illylawefiat there ; \ acre £ rood of land upon le Rote there ; 
14 roods of land upon le Milneheved ; H roods of land upon Aubound ; an 
acre of land at Salterhope ; 3 roods of land upon les Toftes there ; \ acre 
of land upon Omperlandes ; 1 acre of land upon le Watretrokes ; 1| acres 
and £th of £ acre of meadow ; a husbandland with toft adjacent containing 
1") acres of land. 

The purparty of Cristiana, Richard's third daughter, is such, to wit : a 
fifth part of two parts of a chief messuage at Little Rihill [etc. as in the 
purparty above]. 

The purparty of Joan, Richard's fourth daughter [as above]. 

The purparty of Ellen, Richard's fifth daughter [as above}. 

Enrolment of release by Thomas de Pampeden, brother and heir of 
Edmund de Pampeden, to Richard de Crunclyf and Agnes his wife and to 
Agnes'fi heirs of all his right and claim in a messuage in the town of 
Newcastle upon Tyne in the market street, as it lies in length and breadth 
b< i ween the hmd of Robert de Musgrave, which formerly belonged to Hugh 
de Ryhill, next the church of St. Nicholas and the land which belonged to 
Luke de Collevill. Dated at Morpeth in co. Northumberland on Sunday 
before the Assumption, 1849. Witnesses: Robert de Tughale, Thomas 
Surteys, Ralph Surteys, Nicholas de Acton, Benedict Benet, John Casson. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at London on 30 April 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

May 15. Maurice son of Thomas, earl of Dessemund, acknowledges that he owes 

Din t'r. to Stephen de Whitlesford, 100/.; to be Levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Ireland. 
( ancelled mi payment. 

John son of Henry de Kelleveden acknowledges that he owes to William 
Medle 10/.; to he levied etc. in co. Essex. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Membrane IBd—cont, 

Whereas the king has been defrauded of his custom by false weight and 

no punishment has been math' thereupon, it is ordained with the assent of 
the prelates, earls, barons and others at the council held at Westminster on 
Friday before the Ascension in the 24th year of the reign, to wit: 

Firstly that if the weigher be found to have made fraud in the weight 

of the wool and is attainted upon the deed, he shall have judgment 

of life and members. 
Also that the merchant who has given anything to the weigher to 

make such fraud and is attainted for this, shall incur forfeiture of 

his wool so weighed. 
Also that no sarplar shall contain more than H sacks. 
Also that each sack shall be weighed equally by the beam without 

giving advantage. 
Also because the custom of wool has increased, that a grant be made 

to the merchants beyond the right weight of the beam of 4 cloves to 

the sack until Michaelmas next. French. 



MEMBRANE 14</. 

May 10. Judlemus atte Hull of Shadesford acknowledges that he owes to Master 

Westminster. John de Crakhale 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Thomas atte Novene of Lalham acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
Rook, the younger, and to Roger de Sudbury of Westminster 241. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 

May 13. John son of John de Hothom of Bondeby, knight, aeknov that he 

Westminster, owes to Richard de Fifhide, the younger, 120/. ; to be levied etc. in 
co. Essex. 

Cancelled mi payment. 

May 14. Ralph de Frenyngham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, 30/.; to be levied etc. in co. Kent. 

Thomas de Brakenbergh, merchant of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to Simon de Swanlound, knight, 200/.; to be levied etc. in the city oJ 
London. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of deed testifying thai whereas the king granted by charter 
that although he and his predecessors, kings of England, used by \irtu. 
their royal dignity, to nominate a clerk to the abbot of St. Albans on his 
new creation to receive a yearly pension of 100s. for lite of that ho 
until he should be provided with a suitable benefice, the king and 
successors will not nominate any such clerk m future and the abbots shall 
be discharged of suoh yearly pension in exchange for the advowson of the 
parish church of Dachct, diocese of Lincoln, which is of the abbo 
patronage, brother Thomas, abbot of St. Albans, and the oonven 
have granted the advowson of the said church to the king in exchange foe 
tin' yearly pension of L00*. Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Hath Id, bishop 
of Durham; Sir William de Edyndon, bishop of Winchester; Sir John de 
Thoresby, bishop of Worcester ; Thomas earl of Warwick, Uichanl i 
Arundel, Etoberl earl of Suffolk and William earl of Hui 
at St. Albans in the tall chapter on l;; May, -i lidward 111. 



24 EDWARD [II.— Part 1. 228 



ior;|) Membrane H<1 — cont. 

May 19. Bartholomew de Burgherssh ' le piere ' and Bartholomew <le Burgherssh, 

Windsor. ' l e fitz ' acknowledge that they owe to John de Beauchamp, brother of the 

earl of Warwick, 1,4.00 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 

lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London, 19 May, 2-1 Edward III, 
between Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh, ' le piere,' and Sir Bartholomew 
de Burgherssh, 'lehtz,' of the one part, and Sir John de Beauchamp, 
brother of the earl of Warwick, of the other part, testifying that whereas 
Bartholomew and Bartholomew are bound to John in 1,400 marks by the 
preceding recognisance, to be paid at the Assumption next, John grants 
that if they pay him 50/. yearly in the house of the said Sir Bartholomew 
in London in the parish of Peter le Luttle, until 700 marks are paid, then 
the recognisance shall be null. Dated at London as aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum that Bartholomew, Bartholomew and John came into 
chancery at London on 19 May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

May 19. John de Mohun, lord of Dunsterre of co. Somerset, acknowledges that 

Westminster, he owes to John de Bello Campo, brother of the earl of Warwick, Qll. 16s. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Somerset. 

To James Coterell, Thomas de Wylford, Nicholas de Crophull, John de 
Norhampton, William de Vieleston, Thomas de Norhampton and Robert 
de Lunleye. Order to arrest brother John de Tiddeswell, brother John de 
Rempston and brother Richard de Cortenhale, monks of Lenton of the 
Cluniac order, and deliver them to brother Peter, prior of that place, to be 
punished according to the discipline and rule of their order, as they wander 
about divers parts of England in the secular habit, not permitting them- 
selves to be punished by their rule, as Peter has informed the king. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 15 May, 24 Edward III, 
between Sir Guy de Bryan, on behalf of the king, and Sir Walter de 
Haliburton and Sir David de Anand, knights of Scotland, testifying that 
Walter and David, in the presence of Sir David de Bruys, have sworn 
upon the Gospels and upon the faith of chivalry that they will hold them- 
selves the loyal prisoners of the king, and they will give no advice which 
may turn to his detriment, and that they will not bear arms or be armed 
against him or any of his allegiance except in defence of their persons, and 
that only against the king's enemies in Scotland, between now and the 
Purification next on which day they will return to the Tower of London or 
elsewhere as the king's prisoners, and in the meantime they will not 
procure by connivance or otherwise, to be put in prison, but if they are 
taken they will procure their release as speedily as they can, and when 
they are released, they will hasten to prison as aforesaid, and if they do the 
contrary they shall be accounted perjurers and disloyal. Dated as afore- 
l. French. 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on 1!) May, 21 Edward III, 
between Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh, 'le piere,' and Sir Bartholomew 
de Burgherssh, 'le tit/.,' of the one part, and Sir John de Beauchamp, 
brother oi the ear] of Warwick, of the other part, testifying that whereas 
Bartholomew and Bartholomew are bound to John in 1,400 marks by a 
recognisance made in chancery, to be paid at the Assumption next, John 
grants that if they pay him in the bou le of Bartholomew the elder in the 
parish of St. Peter Le Lutle, London, 700 marks at certain terms, then the 
recognisance shall be null. Dated as aforesaid. French. 

Memorandum that Bartholomew and Bartholomew and John came into 
chancery at London on 19 May and acknowledged tin; preceding indenture, 



224 



( \LENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. Membr ine l&d. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Adam Beroun, of the one part, 
and Ralph Creasy and Robert de Poresle, of the other part, testifying that 
whereas Ralph and Robert arc bound to Adam in 8 \l. to be paid at 
Michaelmas next, by a reoognisanoe made in chancery, and whereas Adam 
is bound to them in (JO/, by another recognisance made in chancery to be 
paid at the same feast, Ralph and Robert grant that if Adam enfeoff Ralph 
within three weeks with all the lands, rents and services which belonged to 
Sir -John de la Mare, knight, in Whethampsted, co. Hertford, except 
(5 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow there, then the recognisance made 
by Adam to them shall be void, and Adam grants that if Ralph or Robert 
on the day of the said enfeoffment pay to him 232. and at Michaelmas 
following 12/. and at Michaelmas then following '20/., and if Ralph 
fifteen days after the enfeoffment grant to Adam by deed all the 
vesture of each kind of corn then growing on those lands, and allow 
him to cut, carry and take away the same and the fruits growing in 
the gardens there, all the goods and chattels in the said lands, all 
the faggots found there and forty of the best oaks in the woods of t! 
tenements, which Adam may cut, carry and take whither he pleases, and 
Ralph will give to Adam 20 faggots of his wood and will carry them to 
herouns in Whethampstede, to Adam's house, at Ralph's cost, and he will 
give to Adam the timber for a house to lodge the corn of a carucate of land 
yearly, then the recognisance for SO/, shall be null. Witnesses : John de 
Someresham, Roger de Kynesberue, John Rodland, John de Bisahi 
Nicholas de Kelleshuli. Dated at Whethampstede on Thursday the feast 
of the Ascension, 2-4 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that Adam and Ralph and Robert came into chancery at 
Westminster on 7 May and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king of the one part and 
Nicholas de Multoplusane, Thomas de Notyngham and their fellows, 
merchants, of the other part, testifying that the king has ordained in the 
town of Caleys money of gold and silver white and black, agreeing in coin, 
weight and alloy and all other things with the money of France during the 
term of three years from the date of these presents, by the survey of the 
warden whom the king will appoint, the king taking as much for his profit 
of each pound of gold and silver as he now takes in the Tower of London, 
and the merchants promise to bring as much gold and silver as they can 
purchase to the said money, and that they may work the better, the king 
releases to them the third penny of his profit and gives them power to 
appointas masters and workers of the Baid monej such men for whom 
they shall answer to him, and he also gives them power with tin' warden, 
that whenever the King of France changes his moneys they may also 
change and then ordain the king's profit and then- own as t! fit, the 

third part of the king's profit remaining to those merchants. Dated at 
Westminster on 5 May, 21 Edward 111. French. 

Vacated because it was surren iered and it has been testified that nothing 
done thereupon anil there/ore it u cancelled and condemn 

May 10. William Croiser acknowledges thai he on >hn de Col 

u (minster. t , 1, . \ rx ,,.,| IU default of payment, of his lauds and ol in CO. Bedford. 

i 'ancelled mi payment. 

Maj U. Richard a.hhol of I acknowledges that he o\\ din de llil 

milliter, citi/.en and goldsmith of London, 100/.; to be levied, in default of paym 

of his Lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in oo. Kent. 
( 'ancelled mi payment. 



24 EDWAKD HI.— Pabt 1. 



•!■>: 



1350. 



April 18. 

Westminster. 



May 21. 

Westminster. 



May 1G. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 18d <■</// ?. 

Gerard Ie Armurer of Turnay acknowledges that he owes to Petronilla 
Englys 12/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Middlesex. 

To the treasurer and baron s of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to supersede 
until All Saints next the exaction and levying of any debts from Ralph, 
baron of Stafford, certifying the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, 
England, before that feast of the sums of the debts due by him in that land 
and of the cause thereof. 

Alexander Bidyk, citizen and pepperer of London, acknowledges that he 
owes to Waller Caurnbray 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Hugh Yonge, Walter's attorney. 

The attornment is enrolled on the dorse of the < 'lose Roll of the l 15t/i year of 
this reign. 

Leo de Perton acknowledges that he owes to John, bishop of Worcester, 
200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Worcester. 

To the constable of Nottingham castle or to him who supplies his place 
there. Order to free William Douglas, the elder, from the chains with 
which he is bound and permit him to go freely about the said castle, after 
taking his oath, so that he still remain under safe custody, as Walter de 
Haliburton and David de Anand, knights of Scotland, have undertaken 
before the king and his council, under a penalty of 500 marks, that if 
William is released from his chains he will not leave the castle without 
the constable's licence. 

By K. on the information of Walter de Mauny and Guy de Brian. 



MEMBRANE 12>l. 

April 1 1. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a regard to be made in the forest 

Westminster, of Galtres in thai county in accordance with the following Capitida, so that 
the regard be made before St. Peter ad Vincula next. 

< 'a )> it iila. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause two fairs to be held yearly at 

Windsor. the town of Wyndcsore to be proclaimed, one on the eve and feast of 
St. George and the two following days and the other on the eve and day 
of .Midsummer and the three following days. 



MEMBRANE lid. 

I, emplification of a process made before the council at Westminster on 
Monday after the A ci a ion, 2 1 Edward III. 

Robert de Angerton brought before the council at Westminster by 
berifTs o\ London, by virtue of a, writ sewn to this schedule, in the 
nee of John, bishop of Worc< fcer, the' chancellor, William, bishop of 

Winchester, the treasurer, William de Thorp, .John de Btonore, Richard 
de Willughby, justices and other lieges, and interrogated as to why he 
had, when mayor of N> upon Tyne, made two bonds under the seal 

of the law merchant, one for 100/. and the other for 10/., made to him 

17*64 1' 



226 



CALENDAE OF CLONK ROLLS. 



1350. 



May 29. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 11</ cont. 

under the name of Thomas de Pampedon, both parte of the seal for the 
recognisances of debts being in his hand after the death of Richard 
Beynald, the clerk appointed to receive such recognisances at Newcastle, 
of a date before Richard's death, when Thomas is not hound to him in any 
sum and made no recognisance to him or received any money or anything 
else for making such a recognisance, to obtain a messuage in Newcastle 
with which Thomas enfeoffed Agnes, late the wife of Richard de Crun- 
clif, when he could not have it in another way, and he tool Thomas 
and detained him in the prison of that town for a great while, until he 
was released by a mainprise, as is fully contained in bills sewed to the 
schedule and read before the council — said that Robert sold to him the said 
messuage, which Agnes held of Thomas's inheritence for a certain term, 
after the lapse of that term, and Thomas, for Robert's security in the 
matter, made two recognisances, one for IOC/, and the other for 10/. and he 
made no other, and that Robert delivered to Thomas 10 marks and a horse 
for that cause, and that recognisances were made during Richard's life, in 
his presence, without any fraud or malice, were written with Richard's own 
hand and enrolled in the rolls of that office, and he is ready to prove this; 
and Thomas says that he did not make those recognisances but that they 
were falsely made after Richard's death, without his knowledge, by Robert, 
to the disinheriting of Agnes, ami he did not receive the 10 marks, he 
or anything else from Robert for that cause, and he asks that enquiry may 
be made by oath by the country, and Robert also ; therefore the said bills 
with the whole affair are sent before the king to cause the country to come 
before him upon the premises on the morrow of Midsummer next, to finally 
discuss the said affair. 

John Notebem acknowledges that he owes to Joan, countess of Warenne. 
and to Thomas de Wynkefeld 101. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 



May 80. To Master John Box, plasterer. Order to be before William, bishop of 

Westminster. Winchester, the treasurer, at Westminster on Friday next at latest to inform 

him upon certain works in the king's palace of Westminster and further 

to do what shall be enjoined upon him by the treasurer there. By K. 

To the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury. Order to cause Mas 
John Box, plasterer, to come before William, bishop of Winchester, the 
treasurer, at Westminster, so that he be there on Friday next to inform 
the treasurer upon certain works in the king's palace of Westminster, as 
the king has learned that John is now staying with the prior in his 
service. 

June 1. Thomas Charnels, knight, acknowledges that be owes to John de 

Westminster. Staunton, knight, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of the 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 
( 'ancdled on paytm ut. 

Enrolment of release by John son of Vdam atte Thome of Woxebm 
to Geoffrey Oede and Label Ins wife, John's mother, and to Qeoffn 

heirs, of all his right and claim in all the lands, rents, meadow-,, past 
bass, ditches, ways, paths and heath which lico!liv\ and Isabel hold in 

towns and hamlets ol Woxebrugge, Coloham, Donham, Hush 
Poulmere and Evre, in cos. Middlesex and Buckingham. 

Memorandum that John came into chancer) at London on 10 Ju 
acknowledged the preceding died. 



24 HOWARD TIT.— Part 1. 



227 



1350. 



June 14. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 1 I '/ cont, 

Enrolment of indenture made at London on Tuesday after the quinzaine 
of Trinity, 21 Edward III, between Geoffrey Oede and Isabel bis wife, of 
the one part, and John son of Adam atte Thorne of Woxebrugge of the 
other part, testifying (bat John has released all bis right in the lands, 
rents, meadows etc. in the towns and hamlets of Woxebrugge, Coleham, 
Denham, Evre, Hulstygles, Okehyde and Foulmere in cos. Middlesex and 
Buckingham, which Geoffrey and Isabel hold there and which formerly 
belonged to Adam and Isabel, to hold for Geoffrey's life, and by another 
deed he has released all his right in the aforesaid tenements to Geoffrey 
and Isabel and to Geoffrey's heirs, the said Geoffrey and Isabel grant that 
if John continue his estate of the reversion of those tenements so that lie, 
make no deed to any one of that reversion, and if he be not bound by law 
merchant, by recognisance or otherwise after the date of these presents, 
whereby the reversion would depart from him, then the release made to 
them shall be null, but if otherwise, John grants that it shall remain in 
force. Dated at London as aforesaid. French, 

Memorandum that Geoffrey and Isabel and John came into chancery at 
London on 10 June and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

Thomas de Colshull acknowledges that he owes to Walter Power, clerk, 
±01. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Berks. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Richard de Plumpton is sent to the abbot and convent of Halys Oweyn, 
to receive such maintenance in that house for life as Adam le Sojournant, 
deceased, had there at the late king's request. By p.s. 

John Bedeford of Little Laufare acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
de Fifhyde, the younger, 4/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Henry de Walton, archdeacon of Richemund, John de Ufford, knight, 
Edmund de Pakenham, knight, and Robert de Wachesham, knight, 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Veer, earl of Oxford, 2,000/. ; to be 
levied etc. in co. Lancaster. 

( 'ancelled mi payment. 

John de Veer, earl of Oxford, acknowledges that he owes to Henry, earl 
of Lancaster, Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, and Henry de Walton, 
archdeacon of Richemund, 2,000/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the earl oj Lancaster and tli<> 
archdeacon before Walter Power by licence delivered to him by David <lc 
ll'ollore, keeper of the chancery rolls. 

Memorandum that Walter Power, clerk, received the two preceding 
recognisances by writ of dedimus potestatem., which is on the files of such 
writs for this year. 

John Darry, parson of Fifhide church, and William de Abyngton, parson of 
• Berkelowe church, acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Fifhide, the 
younger, 601. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Essex. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Richard de Fifhide, tbe younger, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Hotbum of Bondeby, the younger, knight, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of his land i and chattels in co. El 



June 18. 

.Selborno. 



June 22. 
Westminster. 



June 25. 



228 CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



MlMIU; I WE KW. 



May 28. The prior of Bermoundeseye acknowledges for himself and convent that 

Westmiubter. t i u , v mu . t() Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 10/.; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

May 27. William de Byngham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Whatton of Stok, parson of Northbury church, diocese of Coventry and 
Lichfield, 80J. ; lo he levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattel? 
in co. Nottingham. 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

William de Whatton of Stok, parson of Northbury church, diocese of 
Coventry and Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Lyndeby, 
citizen of London, 15/. ; to he levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Stafford. 

Cancelled mi payment, acknowledged by liichardde Granby, Robert's attorney. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir William de Byngham, 
knight, is bound to William de Whatton of Stoke, parson of Northbury 
church, in 30/. by the above recognisance, to be paid, to wit, 10/. at the 
gule of August next, 10/. at Michaelmas following and 10/. at Martinmas 
following, William de Whatton grants that if Sir William pay him 15/. to 
wit, 5/. at each of the said terms, then the recognisance shall be null and 
void. Dated at London on 21 May, 24 Edward 111. Fiench. 

Memorandum that William de Whatton came into chancery at London 
on 28 May and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

May 11. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells and to the 

Westminster, weigher (trona tori) in the port of London. Order to cause all the articles 

ordained by the king for the weighing of wool to be observed, without 
making a sinister interpretation thereof, as owing to the various frauds and 
deceits in the weighing of wool before these times and m order that better 
answer might be made to the king for the customs, he has ordained certain 
articles to be observed in such weighing, by the advice of his council, to wit, 
that if the weigher is found false in the weighing of wool and is convicted 
thereof, he shall have judgment of life and members, and a merchant who 
has given anything to the weigher to make false weight, and is convicted 
thereof by the weighers or other faithful testimony, shall incur the 
forfeiture of the wool so weighed, and that every sack shall he weighed 
equally by the beam {tronum) without advantage, and because the custom of 
wool is increased, the king has granted I cloves to the sack more than it 
used to he, until Michaelmas next, by account of the sacks weighed by the 
beam made between the collectors of the customs and the merchants. 

b.\ K. and C. 
The like to the collectors of the said eiistoms and to the weighers in the 
following ports, to wit : 

The collectors and weigher m the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Chichester. 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Lenn. 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Bo8tOD. 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Newcastle upon Tyn 

The collectors and weigher in the port of Ipswich. 



•21 EDWARD [II.— Part 1. 



229 



1350. 



June 11. 
Henley. 



June 10. 
Henley. 

June 12. 
Westminster. 



June 12. 
Westminster. 



June 11. 
gelborne. 



June 15. 

Selboi oe. 



Membrane 10'/— cont. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Mustiers, knight, to Sir Thomas de 
Sibethorp, parson of Bekyngham church, of 5s. rent and all other rent 
called 'Wardefee ' and ' Mustiersf ee ' in the towns of Sireston and 
Knyveton, to be received by the hands of John de Sutton of Averham and 
of all the other tenants of the lands in those towns whereof that rent arises, 
and by the hands of the abbot of Neubo and also by the hands of tbe abbot 
of Welbek and of the tenants of their lands whereof the rent conic. . 
Witnesses: Sir David de Wollore, keeper of the chancery rolls; Sir 
Thomas de Drayton, Sir John de Pokelyngton, Sir Nicholas de Staunford, 
Sir William de Grantham, clerk. 

Memorandum that John de Musters camo into chancery at London on 8 
June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas Gerveys acknowledges that he owes to Michael de Ponyngges, 
knight, 30/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Buckingham. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Roger la Warre, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John la Warre, 
Thomas de Wyke and Thomas de Rodeston, executors of the will of 
Margaret la Warre, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 

Thomas de Colshull of la Wyle and John atte Hagh acknowledge that 
they owe to Thomas de Stapelford, clerk, 30/. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
Berks. 

' 'ancelled <m payment. 

Robert de Marny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger Keterich 
40 marks • to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

Peter de Hoo, clerk, John Model of Estgrenstede of co. Sussex and John 
de Hamslap of co. Northampton acknowledge that they owe to Queen 
Philippa 100/.; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex. 

( 'ancelled on payment, acknoivledged by Thomas de Brayton, the queen's 
attorney. 

Robert de Marny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Reginald de 
Cobham, knight, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

The same Robert acknowledges that he owes to William de Dersham 10/.; 
to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 
' 'ancelled <>n payment. 

The same Robert acknowledges that he owes to the same William 
33/. 10s. 2d. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
< 'ancelled on payment. 

John Buffry of Wolverehampton acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Brembre, clerk, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

•John de Insula, of Wodebourn of co. Lincoln acknowledges that he owes 
to David de Wollore, clerk, 11. ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 
( 'ancelled <</' payment . 

John de Baghton acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 
30/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Cumberland. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 



230 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



June l( ; . 
S ilborne. 



July 1 I. 
Westminster. 



June lis. 

Sell>. 



June 18. 
S 'lborne. 



June 22. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 10</ — emit. 

Peter Alnemouth of Newcastle upon Tyne acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Lound, clerk, and William atte Watre 401.; to he levied etc. 
in co. Northumberland. 

Thomas Qghtred of co. York acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Wesenham, citizen of London, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. York. 
( Cancelled mi payment. 

To all thi' sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, keepers of passages and inspectors 
whether in ports or without. Order to permit Eva de Seint Johan, who is 
about to set out on a pilgrimage to parts beyond the sea with fifteen 
persons in her company to stay there until Easter next, to cross with those 
persons with her reasonable expenses, provided that she do not take any 
apportum beyond her said expensi By p.s. 

I'.t oiit patens. 

Thomas Deumars of Ebbesham acknowledges that he owes to John 
Gogh, clerk, 67. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Surrey. 

John Cheyne of Isenhampsted acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Ardern 2i/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 
< 'ancelled on payment. 

John Coupere of Colyngbourn, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to 
Queen Philippa 10 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Wilts. — The chancellor 
received the acknowledgment. 



May 20. 
Westminster 



MEMBRANE \)<1. 

Enrolment of grant by Reginald de Neuport to William de Evesham of 
those houses with appurtenances which Thomas de lotynghani and Robert 
de Kelleseye, both deceased, held of the king's grant in the parish of 
Si. Andrew, Holebourn, in the suburb of London, and which belonged to 
John Travers, ami were in the king's hand by reason of the debts in which 
John was hound to him at Ins death, and which the king granted to 
Reginald to hold so long as they should remain in the king's hand, without 
i mdering anything therefor. Walter Turk being mayor of London and 
\dain de Bury and Ralph de l.eiine sheriff's there, Richard Lacer alderman 
of the ward. Witnesses: Walter de Harewedon, Robert Mareschal, 
goldsmith, Stephen le Cook. ' bruere,' John Heynes, Nicholas Sponare. 
Dated at London on Wednesday after St. Mark, 2 1 l.dward 111. 

Memorandum that Reginald came into chancery at London on 28 April 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the barons of the Cinque Porta 
u> have respite until Midsummer next from the execution of a judgment 
made upon a line for the cessation of the hist eyre of justices began m that 
County, as the men ol the county made that tine with the king, and the 
barons were assessed to pa) a certain portion thereof, and a dispute 
awards arose between the oommunit) of the county ami the baron-., as 
to whether the harons ought to contribute to that tine, and the king 
ordered the dispute bo be heard by J. then bishop of St. Davids, now 
bishop of Worcester, the chancellor, with tin 1 justices and others of the 
OOUnoil, l" hear the reasons of the parties, and h\ reason of this order the 

moil Was assembled at divers times and the Baid affair was brought bet. 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



281 



1350. 



May 16. 
Westminster. 



May 29. 

Westminster. 



June 8. 

Windsor. 



June 1. 

Henley near 

Guildford. 



Ju;i<; 10. 
Westmin 



Membrane d'l — cont. 

them with great difficulty, and it seemed to them that the barons ought to be 
quit of that fine for the lands which they held in the county without their 
liberty which their ancestors possessed in the L4th year of Henry HI, and for 
which the barons are not bound to come to common summonses before the 
justices in eyre, to any pleas by that king's charter, so that they are bound 
to contribute to the payment of the line for the other lands in the county 
acquired after that year, according to the rate thereof, and now the barons 
have besought the king to order them to have a respite from the execution 
of this judgment, as on account of the length of time from the said 44th 
year until now it is almost altogether unknown what lands they possessed 
in the county without their liberty in that year, and by reason of that 
ignorance the present tenants of those lands may be easily aggrieved 
unduly by distraints to pay the said portion, unless greater notice of those 
lands is quickly held. By C. 

To the collectors in co. Surrey of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last 
granted by the laity of the realm, for the second year. Order to supersede 
the levying of the tenth and fifteenth made on Thomas de Daggeworth and 
Eleanor his wife, countess of Ormound, for a moiety of the manor of 
Gumshull, as the king granted to Eleanor the custody of that moiety, 
then in his hand for certain causes, to hold under a certain form, for 
rendering the extent thereof. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demands made upon the said Thomas de Daggeworth and Eleanor his wife 
for tenth and fifteenths and wool granted by the community of the realm, 
and for the aid lately granted for making the king's eldest son a knight, 
in co. Surrey for the said moiety of the manor of Gumshull, demised to 
Eleanor at ferm as aforesaid, and to discharge thereof Thomas and Eleanor, 
the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenths and the collectors of 
wool and of the said subsidy. 

Thomas Wilde, John de Yerdele and William Fort acknowledge that 
they owe to Thomas de Harewold of London 10/. ; to be levied, in default 
of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Hugh Baker of Brunne acknowledges that be owes to Ralph de 
Hermesthorp and to John de Repynghale 100*. ; to be levied etc. in 
co. Lincoln. 

Enrolment of release by John Herbert, brother and heir of Nicholas 
Herbert of Thorp othe Hull near Daventre, to William de Hedeshawe, 
citizen and merchant of London, of all his right and claim in all the lands 
which ought to come to him by inheritance after the death of the said 
Nicholas in cos. Northampton and Bedford. Witnesses : Adam de Bury, 
Henry de Ware, Thomas de Waldene, John Blanch, William do Sancto 
Albano. Hated at London on H January, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum bhal John came into chancery at London on 3 June and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Walter Power, parson of Lek church, diocese of Lincoln, and John Mosse 
acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 151. ; to be 
Levied, in default of payment, of their lauds and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in eo. Lincoln. 

( am i I.I i'ii on payment. 

William Fabel acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Marny, knight, 
3002. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Ess< 



282 



CALENDAR 01' CLOSE UOLLs. 



1350. 

. I uno 11. 
M 6 itaiinster. 

June 1"). 
Selborne. 

June 10. 
Henlej . 



Membrane Qd emit. 

Humphrey <1<' Waleden, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Depeden 100/.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex. 

William la Zouche of Toteneys, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 

Simon lYaunccys. citi/.en of London, 501. : to he levied etc. m co. Bedford. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Whereas the king gave tin 1 barons of the Cinque 
Torts respite until Midsummer next from the execution of a judgment 
delivered upon a dispute between them and the community of that county 
as to whether the barons ought to pay a portion of the tine made by the 
county for the cessation of tin- last eyre of the justices begun there, and the 
lung ordered the sheriff to permit them to have that respite as above . hut 
as the king wishes the barons to he attendant upon divers affairs touching 
the defence of the realm against the king's alien enemies at sea, for a 
certain time, and they have set out to sea for the most part, as the king has 
learned, so that they cannot as yet travail upon the prosecution of the said 
affair: the king orders the sheriff to supersede making any execution upon 
the matter until St. Peter ad Vincula next, as he has given them respite 
until that day. By C. 

Afterward, on 28 July following, hecause the barons were so occupied 
upon the arraying of their ships for the king's service, by his order, that 
they could not he attendant upon the prosecution of the said affair, the 
king gave them respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, and ordered 
the sheriff of Kent to permit them to have that respite. 

Afterwards on 8 October following, because the barons had set out to 
sea with certain ships in the king's service, whereby they could not 
attendant upon the said affair, the king gave them respite until the next 
parliament and ordered the sheriff of Kent etc. as above. 



Membrane 8d. 

June 26. John de Vale of Broghton acknowledges that he owes to Henry Norreys 

■Westminster. 100/ : to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels m 
co. Gloucester, 

The same John acknowledges that he owes to William de Uatton and 
Henry Norreys ">0/. : to he levied etc. in co. Warwick, 

Henry de Chalfhunte, knight, and Kdmund tit/ lohan acknowledge that 
they owe to John Sorel of Aylesbury and to William de Xewenham, clerk. 
Hi/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

The same Henry acknowledges that he owes to John de Kyngesfold and 
to William de Newenham, clerk, 10/. ; to he levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

William de Sudbury acknowledges that he owe- t'i John de Kyngesfold 
and William de Newenham, clerk, 10 marks] to be levied etc. in 
Buckingham. 

June 20. To the mayor and bailiffs of York. Order upon pain of forfeiture and of 

Westminster, the taking of the city and its liberties into the king's hand to speedily 

assemble the citizens and community of that eit) and to cause proclamation 

to be made that no one. upon pam of forfeiture of life and members, shall 
make illicit assemblies or meetings, or place any impediment m the u.t\ of 
the ftbbol >>!' B York, the monks there o\- their men, Serjeants or 

ministers, to re enter the abh-\ and -Ua\ there peaccfullx and ■ lod, 

or hinder the ministers from freelj buying victuals and things in t' 



2 1 KDVVAKD III. I'm; i I. 



238 



1350. 



June 23. 
Westminster. 



June 23. 
W estminster. 



Jane 14. 

\V<; itmin iter. 



Membrane Hil emit. 

for the abbot unci monks and taking them by land and water to the abbey, 
and they shall take all whom they find doing the contrary and shall keep 
them safely in the king's prison in that city, so that they shall not bj 
released -without the king's special order, certifying the king in chancery 
from time to time of what they do in the premises, and before the 
quinzaine of Midsummer next of what they have done in the proclamation, 
as the king has taken the abbot and convent with their men, ministers and 
serjeants into his special protection, forbidding the mayor and bailiffs and 
all others to do any harm to them ; and on being afterwards informed that 
an unreasonable dispute had arisen between the mayor and bailiffs and the 
citizens and community of that city and the said abbot and convent, the 
king forbad the mayor and others, upon pain of forfeiture of life and 
members, to do any harm to the abbot and convent or to their ministers 
bringing goods and victuals through the city to the abbey; and now the 
king has learned that although that prohibition was delivered to the mayor 
and others, certain of the citizens and community, to no small number, 
armed and arrayed in a warlike manner, have assembled in the city and in 
the neighbouring parts, lying in wait for the abbot and monks and their 
men, to do harm to them and their goods, and openly threatening them, 
imprisoning and ill-treating some of them who have gone to the city on 
their affairs and those of the abbot and convent, and detaining them until 
they have made fines with them, and doing several other misdeeds, whereby 
the abbot and monks have left their abbey with their men, for fear of 
death, and so the divine worship and other works of piety are withdrawn, 
to the injury of the king's peace and contrary to the statute of Northampton. 

By K. and C. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause 
proclamation to be made that no earl, baron, knight, man at arms, pilgrim 
or any other, shall cross from the realm to parts beyond before the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas next, upon pain of forfeiture, without the king's 
special order, in accordance with what has been determined before the 
king and his council, and if they find any doing the contrary after the 
proclamation, they shall take them with their equipment, and keep them 
in prison until the king has declared his pleasure. By K. and C. 

Fcedera. 
The like to the following, to wit : 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich and of ten other towns. 
The bailiffs of Weymuth and of seven other towns. 
The sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon and the sheriffs of fifteen 
oth( r counties. Ibid. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenn. Order to cause proclamation to be 
made that no merchant or other person shall take any corn out of the port 
of that town to parts beyond upon pain of the forfeiture of the corn and of 
the vessels in which it is laded and if they find any doing the contrary 
after the proclamation, they shall arrest them with the corn and vessels 
and keep them safely until further order, informing the king in chancery 
from time to time of the names of those arrested, of the vessels and their 
lords and masters, and of the number of quarters of corn. By K. and C. 
Ibid. 

The like fco the sheriffs of London and to all the mayors and bailiffs 
contained in the other proclamation above. [Ibid.] 

Robert de Causton, knight, and John de Wesenham, citizen of London, 
acknowledge that they owe to Richard, earl of Arundel, 1,333/. 6«. Hd. ; to 
be 1' vied, in d< fault of payment, of th< ir lands and (battels in co. Norfolk. 

(Jancelled -in payment, acknowledged before the chancellor. 



234 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 

1350. 



Membrane 8d — cont. 



The same Robert and John acknowledge that they owe to the said carl 
l .:>;53/. 6n. Hr/. ; to be levied as aforesaid. 
< 'ancelled on payment, acknowledged before the chancellor. 

June l(i. Thomas Deschalers, knight, and William Ward acknowledge that they ewe 
Westminster. t o John de Bokyngham, keeper of the king's great wardrobe, 200/. ; 'to he 
levied etc. in co. Cambridge. 
/ 'ancelled on payment. 

July 1- John de Wynewyk, clerk, is sent to John de Sancto Paulo, archbishop 

Westminster. f Dublin, to receive a yearly pension from the archbishop by reason of his 

new creation. By p.s. 



Membrane id. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Sir John de Mar ton, clerk, in 
his last will bequeathed his houses in the parish of St. Benet atte 
Wodewharf, London, to be sold by his executors, to celebrate [masses] and 
other works of piety for his soul, which houses Sir Henry de lngelby, clerk, 
executor of that will, has occupied and now occupies with the assent of 
Edmund de Grymesby, Robert de Cave, Thomas de Neuby, John de 
Brygham, clerk, and John de Priterwell, his co-executors, the said 
Edmund, Robert, Thomas, John and John have received from Henry a 
certain sum at the true value of those houses, and therefore they have 
released the houses to him. Dated at London on 18 December, 2:! 
Edward ill. 

Memorandum that Edmund, Robert, Thomas, John and John came into 
chancery at London on 18 June and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

June 23. John de Enkepenne acknowledges that he owes to Guy de Briane, knight, 
Westminster, and to John Gogh, clerk, 801. \ to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels m CO. Southampton. 

Cancelled mi payment, acknowledged by John Gogh. 

John de Grey of Retherfeld acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 801. ; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

The same John acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Bello Campo. 
knight, 500 marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton. 
< 'ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of bond by Adam Brabassoun, citizen and fishmonger of 

London, to William de lUaketiee of Norwich, Richard de Norwico, clerk, 
Walter de Rerneye, and William de Essex, cm. ens of London, executors 
of the will of William de Depham, sometime citizen and mercer of London, 
in 2802. to be paid to them or to their attorneys in the city of London 

at Midsummer next. Dated at London on the day of St. Agatha, 
'21 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that Adam came into chancery at London on (i l'ebi 
and acknowledged the preceding died. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that wl \daui Brabassoun, 

eiti/en and fishmonger of London, is hound to William de Blaki 

Norwich, Richard de Norwioo, olerk, Walter de Berneye and William de 

Essex, citizens and mercers of Loudon, executors of the will of William de 

Depham, oitizen and mercer of London, in B80J. bj the preceding deed 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 235 



-j oca Membrane Id — cant. 

be paid in the house of the Carmelite friars in Fletstrete at Midsummer 
next, the said executors grant that if Adam pay them 1 10/., to wit, at 
Midsummer next 20/., at Michaelmas following 20/., at Christmas follow- 
ing 20/., at the Purification following 20/., at Easter following 20/., at 
Midsummer then following 20/., and the Assumption then following 20/., 
then the bond shall be null and void. Dated at London on the morrow of 
St. Agatha, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Richard, Walter and William and the said Adam 
came into chancery at London on 6 February and acknowledged the 
preceding indenture. 

May 20. To the chamberlain of Berwick upon Tweed and to the mayor and 

Westminster, bailiffs of that town and to all bailiff's, ministers and lieges. Order to permit 
the citizens of London to enjoy the liberties granted to them, as by charters 
of the kings of England they ought to be quit throughout the king's 
realm and power and all lands subject to the crown of England, of toll, 
pannage, murage, pontage and other customs, which charters the king 
has confirmed and has further granted that they may use those 
liberties where they have not hitherto used them, and now the king 
has learned from the citizens that although the king gave order by divers 
writs that they should be permitted to enjoy those liberties, yet the 
chamberlain and others, pretending that the king had nothing in 
Scotland for some time after the making of the said charters, and therefore 
the liberties granted to those citizens ought not to be valid in that land, 
have delayed to allow those liberties to the citizens, distraining some of 
them, who came to that town and the neighbouring parts with their goods 
and merchandise, to pay the toll and other customs thereon, whereupon 
the citizens have besought the king to provide a remedy, and he wishes to 
show favour to them for their good service to him. By p.s. and by C. 

FA erat patens. 

Enrolment of release by Boniface Lapyn of London to John de Charleton, 
the younger, of London of all his right and claim in all the lands, woods, 
meadows and pastures in the parishes of Hillyngdon, Herfeld and Ikenham 
which formerly belonged to Robert de Swalclyve and Joan his wife. 
Witnesses : Sir Simon de Swonlond, knight, of Herfeld, John atte Churche 
of Ikenham, Walter Lambrad, Walter le Deyghere, Richard Mareschall of 
Woxbrugh. Dated at Ikenham on Thursday before St. Bartholomew, 
23 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Boniface came into chancery at London on 30 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

July 8. John Turbervill acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Manyngford, 

vV ' tminster Robert Lugh, John de Frompton, Thomas Godewyne, William de 
Athelyngton and Robert Norweye iOl. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his hinds and chattels in co. Dorset. 

John de Vaal of Broughton acknowledges that he owes to John, bishop of 
Worcester, 501. ; to be be levied etc. in co. Warwick. 
( 'arn died on payment. 

The same John de Vaal acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of 
Wynchecombe 501. ; to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester. 

William de Shareshull received the two preceding recognisances by writ 
ol dedimut potentatem, which is on the files among the writs of this year. 



286 



CALENDAB OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

July 2. 
Westminster 

July 5. 
\\ estminster. 

July !). 
Westminster. 



July 10. 
Westmin iter. 



July 13. 
Westminster. 



July 11. 
Westminster. 



July 16. 
W» -tuiinster. 



Membrane 1<I runt. 

Thomas Boys of co. Devon acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Luscote, John Mille and John Bozoun 10/.; to belevied etc. in co. Devon. 

John Bybreworth acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey dc Ludefovd 
20s.; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset. 

Warin de Bassyngbourn of Castello, knight, acknowledges that he owes 
to Waller de Manny, knight, 200/.; to he levied etc. in co. Cambridge. 
< 'ancelled on payment. 

John Daundelyn of Craneford of co. Northampton and William Lenveise 
of Bemelhampstede acknowledge that they owe to Ralph Cressy of 
Whathampstede DO marks ; to be Levied etc. in co. Northampton. 

( 'ancelled on paynu nt. 

Ralph Cressy of Whathampstede acknowledges that he owes to John 
Daundelyn of Craneford IcS marks ; to he levied etc. in co. Buckingham. 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

John Avencl, knight, and Adam de Ncubold acknowledge that they owe 
to Thomas Ferinbaud 10/.; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford. 

Simon Bond of Edelmeton acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Goldyngham 20/.; to he levied etc. in co. Middlesex. 

Master Nicholas Pyggesden acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Merton, the younger, clerk. -10/.: to be levied etc. in co. Devon. 

Hugh de Normanton acknowledges that he owes to Henry, earl of 
Lancaster. KiO/. ; to he levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

Robert de Marny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Giles de 
Westmelne and William Vblaunt, Giles's son, 310 marks ; to be levied etc. 
in co. Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, achnoicledyed by William. 

(iiles de Westmelne and William Yolaunt his son, acknowledge that 
they owe to Robert de Marny, knight, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford. 

< 'ancelled on payment, 

John de Barkworth, knight. Simon fiti Rauf, knight, and Gilbert Dey 

acknowledge that they owe to Walter de Rerneye and to John de Bruys80 
marks; to he levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 



MEMBRANE tW. 

July 12. To Walter de Manny and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in co. 

Westminster. Northampton. Order to cause all artificers, servants and workmen, who 
have received excessive salaries, liveries, hire or wages and have been 
convicted thereof before the justices, to pay what they ha\e received in 
excess to the sub-taxers and sub-collectors of the towns of which thes 
artificers etc. in aid of the payment of the tenth and fifteenth, compelling 
them by imprisonment and otherwise, as the) shall see tit. a:> it has been 
ordained by the king and his council that Serjeants, whether men OI women, 
shall be bound to receive the salaries and w kges which they used to 
receive in the 20th year of the reign or in the five or six premnnj j 
and that artificers and labourers shall not receive more than the) used to 
at that time, and that whatever sums the) receive in excess of such salai 
and wages shall be levied and collected for the king's nee in alleviation of 
the towns to which the) belong and in payment of the same at which tl 



•21 EDWARD III.- Paet l. 



287 



1350. 



June 15. 

Westminster. 



Juno 28. 
\\. bmin tor. 



Membrane Qd cont. 

towns are assessed for the tenth and fifteenth now current, yet the justices 
under colour of enquiring concerning those who have broken the said 
ordinance have caused the excess wages of those convicted of having 
offended to he enrolled with the fines made by them before the justices by 
reason of the premises, as the king has learned from the plaint of the 
people. By ('. 

The like to William de Thorp and his fellows, justices etc. as above, in 
co. Leicester. 

To the minister general of the friars minors. It is well known and he 
is aware that Mary de Sancto Paulo, the king's kinswoman, having 
compassion on the house of the sisters of Waterbech, of their order, 
acquired the manor of Deneye by the king's licence, for the better 
maintenance of the sisters, at her cost, but she changed her purpose at the 
request of the sisters and of the brethren of the order, affirming that the 
manor was better fitted for the stay of the sisters, for various causes, and 
after various discussions, with the unanimous consent of the sisters, the 
provincial minister and the senior and higher brethren of the order in that 
province, she built a new house in which the sisters and more can 
conveniently live, and she erected a church there of suitable beauty and 
houses and other necessary buildings, and subsequently the abbess of 
Waterbech with the greater part of the sisters transferred themselves to the 
house of Deneye, a few sisters being left behind until they could be 
provided of the place of Waterbech which was not then of her patronage 
as of fee, enjoining upon the sisters so left to remain there under her 
obedience and the regular observance, but shortly afterwards, at whose 
instigation it is unknown, they rebelled against the abbess, refused to obey 
her and rashly chose another abbess and several other sisters, saying that 
they did not purpose to leave that place, certain brethren of the order 
favouring them and defending their wilful error, wherefor a grave scandal 
has arisen between the two houses, to the prejudice of the order, and when 
the said lady obtained the advowson of the house of Waterbech that she 
might freely dispose thereof, and an agreement was made with her by the 
sisters left in that house, contrary to what was previously agreed, yet she 
obtained a contrary rescript upon the matter from the apostolic see, 
from the certain knowledge of the pope, which being published in 
the provincial chapter of the order, and discussed there, because 
the cause of the sisters left behind was deemed unjust, the brethren 
of the order were forbidden to assist or countenance them, but the abbess 
of Deneye, learning that the chapter had done this, caused the said sisters 
with those rashly elected to be moved quickly to the house of Deneye, to 
stay under her obedience and the regular observance, and this they did, 
whereat the King rejoices and requests the general minister, out of con- 
[deration for the said countess and to avoid the scandal of his order, to 
corlfirm the action taken by the abbess and further to ordain that the 
brethren of the order, according to the number and manner appointed in 
the apostolic Letters, Bhall he compelled to reside in the said house of 
Waterbech and receive food and clothing of the goods of the house of 

Deneye. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Lenn. Order to supersede 
until further order the exaction of 20*. on the sack of wool and IJOO wool- 
fells and 10*. on the last of hides beyond the ancient custom and subsidy, as 
the kin,:' ordained U,r the heavy expenses of his war that until Michaelmas 
next and for a year from that feast he should have 2().s. on each sack of 
wool and on every 800 wool-fells and 40*. on each last of hides taken out 



288 



C\EENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



July 15. 

Westminster. 



July 15. 

Westminster, 



Membrane Qd- cunt. 

of the realm, beyond the subsidy, and custom granted at another time, 
and although ho spent no small sums in hope of that subsidy, in retain- 
ing men in provision of armour and upon divers other necessaries for the 
war for the defence of England, yet because a truce has now been concluded 
between the king and his adversaries of France for a certain time, the king 
has granted that the said subsidy shall not be Levied. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit: 

The collectors in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and llertilpolc. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors in the port of Boston. 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the port of Chichester. 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. 

John do Wesenham acknowledges that he owes to John de Bello Campo 
of Warrewyk 400/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Malcolm de Wasteneys, William de Ferton, John de Ipstanes and John 
de Lutteleye acknowledge that they owe to John de Bukyngham, clerk of 
the king's great wardrobe, 425/. ; to he levied etc. in co. Stafford. 

( Cancelled on "payment. 

John, prior of Bermundeseye, acknowledges for himself and convent that 
they owe to Robert atte Brome, clerk, 100/. ; to he levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey. 

Richard de Walton acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham. 
clerk, GO*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Surrey. 



MEMBRANE 



5</. 



July 15. William de Wauton, knight, of co. Essex, acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Elias Daubeney 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of Ins lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 
( 'ancelled <»« payment. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas William de Wauton. 
knight, is bound to Elias Haubeuey in 1001, by the preceding recognizance. 
to he paid at All Saints at the end of two years next following, after 
Michaelmas following, Elias grants that if Thomas de Wauton, William's 
brother, make a release to him and to Agnes his wife of the manor of 
Cromhale with the advowson of the church of that town to the end of the 
said two years, and he cause that release to he enrolled in chancery, then 
at that time or it he die within the time or if Elias ami Agnes do not n 
a fine in the Common Benoh for Thomas Cor all the lands in which William 
de Wauton, knight, Lord of Cromhale, died seised for his Life in Penn) 
Sutton, Intel Sutton. Newenham, Crokkerton, Boggeleye and Worn 
before Christmas next, 80 that Thomas -.hall have all those lands for his 
life without hindrance of Elias and ^gnea, then the said recognisance shall 

he null. haled al London on '20 July, -I I dwaid 111. 

Memorandum that hoth Elias and William eanie into chancery on 
and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 



24 EDWARD [II.— Part 1. 



289 



1350. 

July 15. 
Westminster. 



Ml Hill 



i aitt 



5d — cont. 



William de Catesby of co. Warwick acknowledges that he owes to Robert 
de Elleford of co. Oxford 10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Warwick. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas William de Catesby is 
bound to Robert de Elleford in 10/. by the preceding recognisance Robert 
grants that if Agnes de Merynton or John her son withdraws a recognisance 
for 160/. made to them by Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, 
between now and Martinmas next, the recognisance made by William shall 
be null, and if they do not withdraw the recognisance,, William shall pay 
20/. at Christmas next or the recognisance shall remain in force. Dated at 
Westminster on Saturday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 
24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that both William and Robert came into chancery at 
Westminster on 15 July and acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

July 12. To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of 

Westminster, the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover and 
to the mayor and bailiff's of that town. Order to permit William de 
Burstall and John de Codyngton, the younger, clerks of chancery, who are 
about to set out on a pilgrimage to parts beyond the sea, by the king's 
licence, to cross from that port with two grooms and two horses. By p.s. 

July 17. Giles Lovet, parson of Kemeseye church, diocese of Worcester, acknow- 

Westminster ledges that he owes to William de Salewarp, clerk, 60/. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. 
Leicester. 

John de Acton, knight, Ralph Bluet, knight, and Edmund Blount 
acknowledge that they owe to Thomas Leggy, citizen of London, 200/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 

< 'ancelled <>n 'payment. 

Thomas de Lacey, knight, and John Waleys of co. Essex acknowledge 
that they owe to John de Bukyngham, clerk, 232/. ; to be levied etc. in co. 
I .-^ex. 

' 'ancelled <>n payment. 

Enrolment of release by brother Richard, abbot of Tilty (de Tileteia) and 
the convent of that place to Sir Robert de llagham, knight, of all their right 
and claim by reason of recognisance, statute, wa,sle or other trespass, 
contract, debt or account. Dated in this chapter at Tiltey on the Trans- 
lation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 1350, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that the abbot came into chancery at Westminster on 17 
July and acknowledged the preceding letters. 

July 17. Henry, prior of Wymundham acknowledges for himself and convent that 

Westminster, they owe to John de Wynggefeld, knight, and to Thomas de Wynggefeld, 
his brother, 5181. Ids. 8d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and cha I eccle ia tied goods in co. Norfolk. 

' 'ancelled mi payment, acknowledged by John. 

July 10. John de Acton, knight, Ralph Bluet, knight, and Edmund Blounl 

. acknowledge that they owe to John de Neubury, clerk, :><)<)/. ; to be Levied, 
in d< fault of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Gloucester. 
' ancelled '<n payment. 



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135(J Membrane 5</ unit. 

John de Barkeworth, knight, Simon fitz Rani, knight, Richard Gros and 
Gilberl Deye acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 40 
marks ; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln. 

' 'ana lied on payment. 

Enrolment of release by William de Rodyngton of Eieicesterto John de 
Marryns, the king's tailor, of all his right and claim m a messuage. 33 
acres of land and 2 acres of meadow, which John holds of his grant and 
demise in Stibenheth and Bakeneye, co. Middlesex ; he has also granted 
that all the lands which Thomas Petresfeld holds of his demise for a term 
of years in le Eldeforde in the parish of Stibenheth, shall remain to John. 
Witnesses: John de Triple, Thomas Morys, John Caley, Richard de 
Haddele, Hugh Lambyn. Dated at Stibenheth on Saturday after SS. 
Peter and Paul, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at London on 21 July 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of bond by John de Maryns, the king's tailor, to William de 
Rodyngton of Leicester, in a yearly pension of a gentleman's robe befitting 

his estate, to be received for life, of all his lands in Stebenhith and Hakeneye. 
co. Middlesex, at Christmas, with power of distraint if the rent be in 
arrear. Witnesses: Adam Brabasoun, alderman of London. Richard Smelt. 
John de Triple, John de Kelyngwortli, John de (iloucestre. Dated at 
London on Wednesday after St. Margaret. 24 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 21 July and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 



Membrane 4</. 

July 2. William Pertrich of Ware acknowledges that he owes to John Mayne 20 

Westminster marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Hertford. 

< ancelled mi vayment. 

Enrolment of grant by Boniface Lapyn, citizen of London, to John 
Cherleton, the younger, of all the lands, rents, meadows, and pastures which 
he held in tin' parishes of lldlyngdon, tkenham and Hertifeld. Witnesses: 
John atte Cherche, John Salvage, William Chesele, Richard Mareschal, 
the younger, Walter Deghere. Dated at lkenham on Sunday the morrow 
of the Assumption, 28 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Boniface tame into ohanoery at London on 30 June 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Edward prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, puts in 

his place Peter de Lacy, clerk, to receive all the money of Ins dean 

lands, and all the money due to bun, to take security from his credit 
to puisne the execution of his debts and to pursue and defend all the lit 

ties granted to him by the king.- -The ohanoellor received the attornment 
by a Letter of the prince which is among the writs oi thisyt 

Robert Spigurnel, clerk, and Thomas de Brampton ol Keston 

— of the will of John de l>ra\coie, chaplain, put in their ) ohn de 

Codyngton, the younger, to prosecute the execution of a i\. 

22/. made to John de Drayoote in ohanoery bj John de Perb} of Keston. 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 241 



Membrane 4<l — tout. 



1350. 

July 7. Robert de Kildesby, prebendary of Suthcave in tbo church of St. Peter, 

Westminster. York, and John de Tam worth, clerk, acknowledge thaet they owe to William 
de Emeldon, clerk, 60/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in the county of York. 
< '(unfiled on payment. 

June 28. To the collectors in the port of London of 2s. the sack, \%l. the tun of 

wine and 6<L the pound. Order to supersede the exaction of that custom 

henceforth, as to avoid the perils at sea in these times of war by pirates 
and other enemies, it was ordained that 2.s. on every sack of wool, 12</. on 
every tun of wine and 6<l. on every pound of merchandise taken out of the 
realm and brought into the realm, should be levied from 28 February last 
for a year, in aid of the munition of certain armed ships for the safe 
conduct of the ships passing to and from the realm, but the king does 
not wish this prest to be levied further, because a truce has now been 
concluded between him and his adversary of France. By K. 

The like to the collectors of the same prest in the following ports, to 
wit: 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors in the ports of Ipswich and Colcestre. 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the port of Lenn. 

The collectors in the port of Boston. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The collectors in the port of Hertilpoll. 

The collectors in the port of Scardeburgh. 

The collectors in the port of Wynchelse. 

The collectors in the port of Cicestre. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the ports of Melcombe and Weymuth. 

The collectors in the port of Exeter. 

The collectors in the port of Dertemuth. 

The collectors in the port of Plemmuth. 

The collectors in the port of Ravensere. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that Joan de Mortemer, countess of 
la March, has by the king's licence surrendered to Roger de Mortemer, 
lord of VVyggemer, all her estate in the manors of Orleton, Penbrugge 
and Kyngeslane, co. Hereford, which she had of his release, for his life, 
without retaining anything to herself, and Roger has by the king's licence 
surrendered to her all his estate in the castle, town and manor of Trym, 
together with all the other castles, towns, manors, lordships, lands, rents, 
services, liberties, fees, advowsons and reversions pertaining thereto in 
Ireland, which he held for life of the release of the countess, and he has 
granted to the countess all the other liberties, lordships and lands which 
he had in the lordship of Trym or elsewhere in co. Mede in Ireland. 
Dated at Westminster, 4 July, 21 Edward III. French. 



MEMBRANE Sd. 

Aw;. 1. To the sheriff - of Hertford. Order to supersede the execution of the 

libiUn-rwyfke. writ de judido and the taking of William Brien, chaplain, by a mainprise, 

as he has besought the king to have compassion on him, as he was impleaded 



242 



( \LKNI)AR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350 



Aug'. 7. 
Westminster. 



Aug. 9. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 3d— rout. 

under the name of William Brien of London, spicer, in the king's court 
before the justices of the Bench, to render account to Hugh fitz Simond, 
knight, for the time when he was receiver of his moneys, and because he 

did not come before the justices to answer Hugh, he was put in exigent 
in that county to be outlawed hy a writ de judicio returnable on the octaves 
of the Purification next, it is said, and he has found in chancery Peter Van, 
John de Weston, John Flaun, and Robert de Hatfeld, citizens of London, 
who have mainperned upon pain of 40/. to have him before the justices on 
the said day to answer Hugh for that account, and further to do and receive 
what the king's court shall determine. By C 

Brother William, abbot of Stratford, acknowledges for himself and 
convent that they owe to David de Wollore, clerk, Henry de Ingelby, clerk, 
and Thomas de Neuby, clerk, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

John Sampson of Huggeleye acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Brutewell 80 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 



Aug. 10. 
Rotherhithe 

Aug. 11. 
Rotherhithe. 



Aug. 12. 
Rotherhithe, 



John de Sancto Philberto. knight, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Bonet, citizen of London, 120/. ; to be levied etc. in Berks. 

Brother Walter de Bassynghourn, master of the hospital of St. Bar- 
tholomew, Smethefeld, London, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Kodyngton of Leicester 40/. ; to be levied etc. in Middlesex. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Memorandum that the said master brought 20/. of that sum into chancery 
at "Westminster and because William did not come when called, the said 
20/. were delivered by David de Wollore, keeper of the chancery rolls, to 
Thomas de Sibthorp, clerk, to be kept for William's use. 

Reginald Pirpount acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby 
11. G*. 8'/. ; to be levied etc. in Suffolk. 



Am 



14. Thomas Rocheford of Ledenrothyng acknowledges that he owes to John 

Westminster. c | e Fifhyde, citizen and mercer of London, 20/.; to be levied etc. in Esnx. 



Aug. 13. 

Rotherhithe 



Aug. 20. 
Sandwich. 



Robert de Assheby, abbot of Lilleshull, diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, 
acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to David de Wolloure, 
clerk, 100.*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in Salop. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
further order the exaction made upon the prior and convent of Lewes for 

their ferm, as tiny have 'ranted to the king certain advowaons of churches 
of their priory, whereof the tax extends to '100 marks yearly, to Iv 

appropriated to the new ohapel of St. Stephen in the palace of Westminster 

and to the dean and canons of the same, so that the prior and consent may 
be quit in future from all firms, tines and subsidies exacted of them by 
reason of war with France, and may be considered as deni.'en, and because 

the laid affair cannot be finally despatched without great deliberation, the 
Km" wishes to iiou favour to the prior and oonvent in the meantime, 

B) p.s. •- , iu>7. auou 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



248 



1350. 

Sept. 13. 

Hertford. 



Sept. 14. 
Hertford. 



Sept. 15. 
Hertford . 



Sept. 24. 
Hertford . 



Aug. 20. 

Sandwich. 



Sept. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 7. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3d — cont. 

Robert son of John atte Celere of Woldeham acknowledges that he owes 
to Mary late the wife of John son of John atte Celere, his brother, 40/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Joan late the wife of John de Bures, John de Bures, knight, and William 
de Bures, his brother, acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Godyston, 
citizen and mercer of London, 80/. ; to be levied etc. in Surrey. 

Nicholas prior of Holy Trinity church, London, acknowledges for himself 
and convent that they owe to Adam Fraunceys, citizen and merchant of 
London, 1001. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Hertford. 

Miles de Bello Campo of Huccham acknowledges that he owes to Richard 
atte Hulle of Burnham, clerk, ill. 13s. 4</. ; to be levied etc. in the county 
of Buckingham. 

John de Sancto Albano, the king's yeoman, is sent to the abbot and 
convent of Hyde, near Winchester, to receive such maintenance in that 
house as John de Grantham, deceased, had there at the king's request. 

By p.s. 

John de Moubray, lord of the island of Axeholm and of the honour of 
Brembre and Gower, acknowledges that he owes to John de Bedeford, 
citizen and skinner of London, 1201. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the county of Lincoln. 

Cancelled on payment. 

John de Eyvill of Athelyngflete, knight, puts in his place Robert de 
Eyvill and Richard de Waterton, to prosecute the execution of a recogni- 
sance for 450 marks made to him in chancery by Roger de Mortuo Mari 
of Wygemore. 

Hugh de Bray, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Bray, 
the elder and to William de Dale 601. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the county of Bedford. 

William de Whatton of Stok, parson of Northbury church, diocese of 
Coventry and Lichfield, puts in his place Richard de Graneby, parson of 
Northcadebury church, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 30/. 
made to him in chancery by William de Byngham, knight. 

John Talbot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Bulnays 20 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
county of Lincoln. 

John de Grey of Rotherfeld acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de 
Ferraniis ,, knight, 120/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 
( 'aneelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE 2d. 

July 26 The prior of Wylrnyngton acknowledges that he owes to Tydemannus de 

Weatmin iter. Lymbergh, 100 marks; to be Levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Sussex. 

July 25. John de Bukyngham, dean of Lychefeld, acknowledges that he owes to 

King'* ciiffe. Arnald de Mountenye and to Joan his wife 100/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Middlesex, 



24-1 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Membrane 2d— -cont. 



July 12. To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit John Burghwal, Lymynus 

Westminster. Lykenel, Henry Mas, Martin Lyskyn and Zocias Burghwales, merchants of 

Flanders, who came to England to sell their merchandise there, and that 

done are about to return home, to cross from the port of London, provided 

that they do not take sterlings or any gold and silver. By C. 

May 10. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to receive 

Westminster. William de Bromleye and Reginald de Eskyros as attorneys of John Mori/., 

to render his account for certain lands in Kyllemanekyn in Ireland, as he 

is staying in England. By C. 

Enrolment of indenture made between John de Sancto Paulo, late 
provost of Wells, now elect of Dublin, and Master Andrew de Tfford, arch- 
deacon of Middlesex, and parson of Ovre church, diocese of Ely, now 
provost of Wells, on 26 February in the 24th year of the reign ; testifying 
that John has granted to Andrew all the corn sown in the lands of the 
provostship by John, or the part thereof necessary to him if he does not 
wish to buy all, for a reasonable price, and that Andrew in buying stock, 
both dead and alive, and corn for the maintenance of the places of the 
provostship, shall be preferred to others ; and Andrew has granted to John 
the easement and use of the houses, manors and places of the provostship 
until St. Laurence next, and free access for him and his Serjeants and for 
his animals, and free disposition of all his corn and of all his other goods 
in those manors, places and houses, and John and his Serjeants may freely 
harrow, reap and carry to the houses of the provostship all the corn 
sown by him in the lands of the provostship, which he has not sold 
or assigned to Andrew, thresh it there and to do his will therewith for 
all the following year, provided that the barns and houses of the provost 
ship suffice for the deposit of Andrew's own corn, and pasture for all 
John's animals in all the places of the provostship where the animals have 
previously grazed, until the said feast ; and Andrew and his Serjeants shall 
show all diligence in levying all debts, and arrears of debts, and ferms due 
to John in the provostship, when required by John's Serjeants ■ and if John 
wishes to stay in the houses of the provostship with his household, he shall 
do so, and he may take of the oaks and ashes and other trees not tit for 
timber and underwood for fuel to burn, when necessary, for all the time 
that he is there, and John's Serjeants shall have reasonable housbote and 
firbote of the said places ; and in consideration of John's great expenaes in 
building divers new houses and closes, and in repairing other bom 
buildings and closes in the said manors and places winch were unusually 
ruined and some fallen at the time when he was admitted to the 
provostship, Andrew has released to John all action for damage by reason 
of defects in the churches, chancels and ornaments of churches, and in the 
manors, buildings and closes aforesaid ; and although John has not received 
implement of lands sown, oxen, plough cattle, sheep, or other things, as 
have not certain other provosts, whereby the ordinance in this was not 
fully observed, and John is not bound to observe it, yet he has demised 
GO acres sown with wheat and 80 acres sown with oats or oats for sowing 
as many acres, and 82 oxen for ploughs and I ploughs with the harm 
thereof, and (i cows, 200 sheep to the said prOVOStship as stock, and Andre* 
has released to John all the residue of the stock and has made a general 
release to him in respect of the prOYOBtship; and Andrew will fulls pa\ the 
pension due from the proVOStahip to the church of Wells so that John shall 
not be charged therewith, or aggrieved therefor ; and whereas Andrew made 
a recognisance to John in chancer\ for 100/., to he paid to huu at the 
Purification last, John ••rants that if Andrew remits all the damages of the 



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245 



1350. 



July 27. 
King's Cliffe. 



Aug. 28. 
Winchelsea. 



Membrane 2d — eont. 

said defects, pays the pension at the appointed terms and discharges him of 
the remainder of the stock not demised, so that he is not aggrieved for that 
cause, then the recognisance shall he null. Dated at London as aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a fair to be proclaimed and 
kept at the chapel of Nottele in Queen Philippa's town of Maresfeld in that 
county, to be held on the eve and day of St. George during the queen's life. 

By p.s. [21081.] 

To the sheriff of Derby. Although on 25 August last the king pardoned 
Roger de Cothale, canon of Breideshalepark, the suit of his peace for the 
death of Thomas Kyner of Newcastle, prior of Breideshalepark, whereof he 
is judged or indicted and also the outlawry promulgated against him, so 
that he should stand to right in the king's court, if any one should wish to 
speak against him, but as the prior was falsely and maliciously killed by 
Roger, as the king is informed, so that the king was deceived in the first 
grant of pardon, he has revoked those letters : he therefore orders the sheriff 
to cause the revocation of those letters to be proclaimed, and to retain the 
letters for the proclamation of the peace, and to send them to chancery to 
be cancelled. By p.s. [21121.] 



Membrane Id. 

July 14. To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the execution of the 

Westminster, king's order to them to take Master Simon de Brisle, dean of St Mary's 
church, Lincoln, as by writ de judicio under the testimony of William de 
Thorp, chief justice appointed to hold pleas before the king, he ordered 
the sheriffs to take Simon and have him at Westminster on Thursday 
after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr last to answer for certain 
contempts and trespasses, whereof he was accused ; and afterwards, because 
the sheriffs returned that Simon was not found in their bailiwick, the king 
ordered them to cause him to be put in exigent from husting to husting 
until he should be outlawed, if he did not appear, and if he did, to take him 
and to have him before the king on the octaves of Hilary next to answer for 
the premises ; and Simon has appeared before the king in chancery and has 
found Nicholas de Helweton of Norfolk, and John de Burton of co. York 
who have mainperned to have him before the king on the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas next to answer for the said contempts and trespasses and 
further to do and receive what the king's court shall determine. 

By K. and C. 
The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis,' to wit : 
The sheriffs of Lincoln, Derby and Norfolk. 

To W. archbishop of York. Order to supersede the further execution of 
the king's order directing him to cause all the spiritual goods of Master 
Simon de Brisle found in that diocese, to be taken into the king's hand, 
certifying the king in chancery of the value thereof, as Simon has found 
mainpernors as aforesaid. By K. and C. 

The like to the following : 
The bishop of Lincoln. 
The bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 
The bishop of Norwich. 

July If. To the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of 

uiingtei Michaelmas next the execution of the order to take Master Henry de 

Asshclon, Master Thomas de Paxton and Master John de Grey, so that the 



246 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



July 10. 

Westminster. 



1350 Membrane \d — emit. 

king may ordain in the meantime what seems good to him and his council 
in the matter, as the king ordered the sheriffs by writ dejudicio under the 
testimony of William de Thorp, chief justice appointed to hold pleas before 
the king, to take Henry, Thomas and John and have them at Westminster 
on Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, to answer 
for certain contempts and trespasses, and afterwards, because'the sheriffs 
returned that they were not found in that bailiwick the king ordered the 
sheriffs to cause them to be put in exigent from husting to husting until 
they should be outlawed, if they did not appear, and if they did, to take 
them and have them before the king on the octaves of Hilary next to 
answer for the premises. By K. and C. 

To the same. Order to permit John de Assheburn, Henry de Yerdele, 
Robert de Lyndesey and Thomas de Staunford, citizens of London, who 
are about to set out to Flanders to buy merchandise there and bring it to 
England, by the king's licence, to cross from that port, as they have found 
before the king in chancery Ralph Perwell, William Assh, John de 
Cornewaille and Elias de Thorp of the city of London, mainpernors, who 
have undertaken that they will return to England before the quinzaine of 
St. Peter ad Vincula next. By C. 

July 23. To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to permit 

W estmmster. Alvinus Revele and William Walgerlyng, who are going to parts beyond 
the sea on the king's affairs in a ship of John de Gyve of La Yere, to lade 
wool and wool-fells and other merchandise in that ship, after paying the 
custom and subsidy due thereon, and to take them with them to the said 
parts. By K. and C. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit Alvinus and William to 
cross from that port with the said wool and merchandise. By K. and C. 

To William Walkelate, the king's serjeant at arms, appointed to inspect 
ships in the parts of Graveshende and elsewhere in the River Thai: 
The like order. By K. and C. 

Agnes countess of Pembroke came before the king in chancery by Peter 
de Belegrave, her attorney, on 1 February in the 24th year of the reign. 
and showed certain letters patent of the king containing that he is bound 
to her in 500/. to be paid at certain terms, to wit : at the Assumption last 
and at the Purification, by the hands of the keeper of his wardrobe, of 
which sum she acknowledged that 250/. had been paid to her for the 
Assumption term by the hands of William de Ousanee, then keeper of the 
wardrobe; and in payment of the residue William assigned to her of 
certain of the king's debtors, to wit, of Sir Richard Talbot. 1861.; of 
Sir John de Bekeryng, 20/. ; of the exeoutors of Sir John de Uffard, 661. 
by acquittances under William's seal, for which cause the said attorney has 
delivered the said letters to William, and it is granted that writs shall bo 
made to the debtors for paying the countess; receiving acquittances 
therefor, and if they refuse to pay, execution Bhall be made upon them bv 
the king until the countess is satisfied. 

July 20. Riohard ESrnald of Dorneye acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de 

KenninghaU, Aumberdorj It) marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in oo. Buckingham. 
< 'ancelled ">i payment, 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 1. 



247 



1350. 



July 16. 

Westminster 



Aug. 8. 
Kotherhithe 



Membrane ld—cont. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that the said Nicholas grants that if 
Richard pay him 10 marks at Michaelmas next and 10 marks at Easter 
following, the preceding recognisance shall be void. Dated at London on 
28 July, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at London on 81 July and 
acknowledged the preceding indenture. 

To the sheriff's of London. Order to permit William Heron of London, 
vintner, who is about to set out to parts beyond the sea to obtain his 
absolution, as is said, to cross from the port of London with one yeoman 
and two horses and his reasonable expenses in gold. 

Master Andrew de Offord, archdeacon of Middlesex, Stephen de 
Brokesbourn, parson of Holyngbourn church, and Robert de Morton, 
parson of Newechirche church, diocese of Canterbury, acknowledge that 
they owe to Thomas de Holbourn, parson of St. Bride's church, London, 
140 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
and ecclesiastical goods in Kent and Middlesex. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at St. Mary del Stronde 
church, on 9 August, and acknowledged and granted that if Andrew, 
Stephen and Robert should pay him 40 marks at any of the terms of 
payment, the preceding recognisance should be void. 

The same Thomas puts in his place Thomas de Neuby and Richard de 
Graneby, clerks, to prosecute the execution of the preceding recognisance. 
Note of payment on 1 December of 40 marks for the term of All Saints. 



( 248 ) 



24 EDWARD 111— Part 2. 



1350. 

Aug. 12. 
Iiotherhithe 



Oct. 7. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 11. 

Westminster. 



Sept. 22. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 
Oct. 26. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 14. 

To the bailiffs of Lenn ami to the collectors of customs there. Order to 
permit Philip fitz Nichol, cook of William hishop of Winchester, the 
treasurer, to lade 100 quarters of wheat in that port and take them to the 
parts of Seland, to do his pleasure therewith, in accordance with the king's 
grant to him. By 0. 

To the bailiffs of Lincoln. Order to pay to William de Ros, son and heir 
of William de Ros, or to his attorney, IS marks for Michaelmas term last, 
as the late king granted that he and his heirs should receive 800 marks 
yearly of the terms of the cities of Lincoln and York, in equal parts for the 
castle of Werk, which William the elder granted to him, and the said rent 
was taken into the king's hand at William's death with his other lands ; 
and William the son having proved his age and received respite for his 
homage until Michaelmas last, the king, on 19 June last, ordered that the 
lands which belonged to his father at his death should be delivered to him. 

The like to the bailiffs of York to pay 75 marks to William. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order 
to cause 4 cloves of wool to be allowed to each sarplar containing a sack or 
more of wool laded both before Michaelmas last and after, until Michaclma- 
next. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : 

The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The collectors in the port of Boston. 

The collectors in the port of Lenn. 

The collectors in the port of Cireat Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 

The collectors in the port of London. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors in the port of Cicestre. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

To the collectors of the customs and subsidies due m all the pott- of 
England and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys. Order to pay to 
Ralph baron of Stafford, 300 marks for Easter term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him on 6 September in the 22nd year of the reign, 
of 000 marks for his fee to be received yearly for life of the customs in the 
ports of London and Boston, for his stay with the king for life with si\.\ 
men at arms, and because he will stay with no one but the king. 

The like to the same for Michaelmas term, 

To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to deliver 
to the chaplains celebrating in the chapel of Wyndesore, the bread, wine, 
oil and other necessaries for maintaining di\ine service there. 

To the same. Order to pay wages and the arrears thereof to the follow 

in-: to tin' keeper of each gateof Wyndesore oastle, recei> to 

John de Wyndesore gardener of the garden without the oasile, receiving 

2'i/. a day ; to four watchmen of the castle, reoeiving 9ft. a day each, and 
Ralph ( li la More, clerk of the Icing's works in the castle, receh 



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1350. 



Membrane 14 — ennt. 

To the same. Order to pay to Ralph de Dodlesford, surveyor of the 
king's works in Wyndesore castle, in the manor and parks of Wyndesore 
and of the palings and hays ahout the new and old parks of Wyndesore, 
and in the manor of Kenyngton and of the close of wall and paling about 
Kenyngton park, what is in arrear to him of his wages and to pay him his 
wages henceforth, as the king has granted that office to him to hold during 
pleasure, receiving such wages as Alexander le Peyntour, deceased, used to 
receive in the same. 



MEMBRANE 13. 

Sept. 1. To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Nicholas de Lovayne, and 

Hertford. to his wife Margaret, late the wife of John de Pulteneye, a third part of a 
rent of 100 marks yearly for her dower, and to deliver the remaining two 
parts to Nicholas and to Margaret, mother of John's heir, as nearest to 
the heir, for the heir's use, as by inquisition post mortem taken by John 
Lovekyn, late mayor of London and escheator there, it was found that 
John at his death held the said rent, of the king's grant to him and to the 
heirs male of his body, to wit, 50/. of Queenhithe [de Ripa Regine) of that 
city, and 25 marks of the ferm of the city, and that William, John's son, 
is his next heir and was aged nine years on 20 March last. 

Oct. 4. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 

Westminster, of Rokyngham to be elected in place of Thomas de Bukton, deceased. 

Oct. 4. To the same. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Rokyngham to 

Westminster, be elected in place of Geoffrey Ridel, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Philip le Mareschal, who is so weak that he cannot 
travail to execute the duties of the office. 

Oct. 7. To the termors of the customs and subsidies due in all the ports of 

Westminster. England and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys. Order to pay to 
Robert Bertram 50 marks of the issues of the customs in each of the ports 
of Newcastle upon Tyne and Kyngesfcon upon Hull, for Michaelmas term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him and his heirs for his good 
service and because he freely delivered to the king the person of William 
de Douglas, the king's enemy, taken by him in the battle at Durham, of 200 
marks to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in the said ports. 

Oct. 8. To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 

Westminster, and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys in the port of London. 
Order to pay to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, or to his 
attorney, 500 marks for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to him on 15 July in the 22nd year of the reign for his fee, 
by reason of his stay with the king with a hundred men at arms, of 1,000 
marks, to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs of wool, 
hides and wool-fells in the ports of London, Lenn and Boston. 

Oct. 15. To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas 

W fartw i nrt ec. before the king. Order to supersede the processes made against Master 

Simon de Brisele, clerk, for the trespasses and excesses for which he is 

indicted before thern, as he has satisfied the king for the same, and has 

promised to behave well in the future. By K. 

The lik« to the same for Master Nicholas Heth. By K. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Roger Holm, clerk, and to release 
him from the Tower of London, where he is detained. By K. 



250 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Aug. 26. 
Sandwich. 



Sept. 12. 

Hertford. 



Sept. 29. 
Westminster. 



1 350 Membrane 12. 

Sept. fi. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 

Westminster. f Sauce to bo elected in place of John de Wotton, the younger, deceased. 

To the same. The like for a verderer in place of John de Wotton, the 
elder. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit John Cokelare to lade 14 
sarplars of wool in the port of London in a ship hired by him there, and 
to take them to the parts of Seland after having paid the custom and 
subsidy due thereon, taking the oath of John and of the master of the ship 
that they will take the wool to the said parts and not elsewhere. 

By writ of the secret and privy seal. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 
of London. Order to cause the merchants to have allowance of 4 cloves 
of wool to the sack in the weighing of wool until Michaelmas next, in 
accordance with the ordinance, restoring anything which they have levied, 
without delay. 

The like to the collectors of such customs in the following ports, to wit : 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the port of Boston. 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 

The collectors in the port ot Hull. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermoi 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England and to their main- 
pernors or to their attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to 
William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney 90/. 8s. 2^</. 
for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 
180/. 16s. 5hl. to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in that 
port. [See at page 11 above] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of 
Northampton, or to his attorney, 100/. for Michaelmas term, in accordance 
with the king's grant to him and to the heirs male of his body of 200/. to 
be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that city until certain lands, 
which others hold for life, revert to him. 

The like to the sheriff of Essex to pay 50/. to the earl for the said term, 
of 100/. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to his 
attorney 10/. for Miohaelmas term, in accordance with the king's giant to 
him of 20/. to be received yearly of the ferm or i>sue> of that county. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh the elder ami Edward son of Edward lo 
Despenser, kinsman and heir of Bugh le Despenser, tenant m chief, termors 
of tin' lands winch belonged to Hugh in co. Gloucester, in the king's hand. 
Order to pay to John de Hello Campo, the king's yeoman, what in in aiioai 

tn him of LSI. la. 1-W. for his wages, and to pay him his wagefl henceforth, 
as on 11 October in the 28rd year of the reign the king granted to John the 
bailiwick of Cors in that county, in the king's hand by reason of Idu aid's 
minority, to hold until he should come of age, receiving the customary 
wages therein, and by the certificate of Simon Basset, escheator in that 

county, it is found that the keepers of that bailiwick base hitherto received 
12/. U. H</. yearly for the wages of themselves and their men, and that the 

bailiwick is parcel of the said two parts committed b_\ the king to th> 
ferm* Bji K 



Oct. 30. 

W -t minster. 



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251 



1350. 

Oct. 0. 

Westminster 



Oct. 10. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 20. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 13. 
Westminster 



Oct. 20. 
u '< itmineter. 



Nov. 10. 



MEMBRANE 11 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Simon, archbishop of Canterbury, for the tenth and 
fifteenth on account of the temporalities of the archbishopric for the time 
when they were in the king's hand by reason of the voidance of the arch- 
bishopric. By C 

To the abbot and convent of Kirkstall. Order to be answerable to John 
son and heir of Edmund earl of Kent for 901. yearly and to pay him any 
arrears thereof, as the late king granted to the said earl among other manors, 
lands and rents, the said U0Z. which the abbot and convent rendered yearly 
at the exchequer for the manor of Colyngham, co. York, to him and 
the heirs of his body, and the rent was taken into the king's hand at 
Edmund's death and was afterwards assigned to Margaret, late Edmund's 
wife, in dower, and was resumed into the king's hand after her death, and 
subsequently the king granted to John all the lands which belonged to 
Margaret, to wit, those which she held at her death of the inheritance of 
Thomas Wake of Lidel, her brother, and those which she held of John's 
inheritance, to hold at ferm until he should come of age, together with the 
issues thereof, from the time of Margaret's death, which took place at 
Michaelmas in the 23rd year of the reign, as is found by divers inquisitions. 

To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, fermors of 
the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England and to their mainpernors 
or to their attorneys in the port of London. Order to pay to Queen Philippa 
or to her attorney, 5001. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with 
the king's grant to her of 1,000Z. to be received yearly for life of the money 
of the new and old customs in that port, in recompence for the castle, town 
and honour of Pontefract with its appurtenances, which the king granted 
to her and which she has surrendered to his hands. 

To the same. Order to pay Queen Philippa or to her attorney 
297t. 2.s. lid, of the issues of the petty custom in that port, or of the great 
custom if any is lacking, for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the 
king's grant to her of 891 marks 5s. 9f'/. to be received yearly of the issues 
of the petty custom in that port for the maintenance and expenses of the 
king's children. 

To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Leicester. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the lands in Prestwold, which he took into the 
king's hand by reason of the death of Robert Poutrel, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robert at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county 
of the heir of John de Bello Monte, a minor in the king's wardship, but 
that he held in his demesne as of fee certain lands and rents in Prestwold 
of Alice late the wife of Henry de Bello Monte. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand for 9 marks made upon John Brokaz, the king's yeoman, as the 
king lately granted to John the bailiwick of the hundred of Pyrhull, 
co. Stafford, to hold for life, for rendering ft marks yearly to the exchequer, 
and the king, of his favour, has pardoned John 9 marks which are in arrear 
of his said ferm for three terms now past. By p.s. [21200.] 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to cause all 

hips in which wool, hides, wool-fells or other customable merchandise are 

found not coketted or customed, to be arrested with the said wool etc. and 

kept safely until further order, informing the king from time to time of 

the ships, wool, etc. bo arrested and of the names of the owners. By C. 



252 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Membrane 11 — cont. 

The like to tho collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : 
The collectors in the port of Southampton. 
The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 
The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 
The collectors in the port of Lenn. 
The collectors in the port of Cioestre. 
The collectors in the port of Bristol. 
The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 
The collectors in the port of Boston. 
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order not to permit 
any wool-fells to cross from that port to parts beyond in sarplars or in tuns, 
hut openly in bundles so that they may ascertain the number thereof, as the 
king is informed that many frauds are thus practised in the customing of 
fells. By K. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit: 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull 

The collectors in the port of Boston. 

The collectors in the port of Lenne. 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich. 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich. 

The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth. 

The collectors in the port of Cioestre. 

The collectors in the port of Southampton. 

The collectors in the port of Bristol. 

The collectors in the ports of Newcastle upon Tyne and Hertilpole. 



Membrane 10. 

Oct. 22. To William de la Pole, collector of the custom of wool, hides and 

Westminster, wool-fells in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to pay to Queen 
Isabel or to her attorney, 250/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance 
with the king's grant to her of 1,500/. to be received yearly for life of the 
customs in the said port and in the ports of London and Boston, in equal 
portions. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port 
of London. Like order to pay 500/. to the said queen for Easter and 
Michaelmas terms last. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston to pay 500/. 
to the queen for Easter and Michaelmas terms last. 

Nov. 10. To William de Hussheburn, keeper oi certain oi the king's houses in his 

Westminster, palace at Westminster. Order to release John de Ludyngton, clerk, whom 
the king ordered to be arrested and delivered to him. Bj K< 

To William de Wiroestre, one oi the sheriffs of London. Order to 
deliver to the said John all his goods and chattels, arrested in London 
the king's order. E&J K 

Nov. (!. To lleinv Pyoard, tin king's butler, or to him who supplies his [■:. 

w i inunsiii. Order to deliver to .John bishop of Worcester, the chancellor, what u in 
arrear to him of bis fee oi wine tor maintaining the establishment of the 
Chancery, and to pa) bun that tee henceforth. 



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253 



1350. 

Nov. 10. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 18. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 10 — emit. 

To William de Wygorn[ia], one of the sheriffs of London. Order to 
deliver to John Darcy, constahle of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place, four horses which belonged to William de Thorp, knight, 
taken into the king's hand with his other goods and chattels, by the king's 
order. By C. 

To the bailiffs of Dorchester for the present or the future. Order to he 
answerable to Master Jordan de Cantuar[iaJ, the king's leech, for what is in 
arrear to him for 20 marks yearly from 18 August in the 17th year of the 
reign and henceforth, as the king granted to him 20/. to be received yearly 
at the exchequer, which letters Jordan surrendered to chancery to be 
cancelled, and in consideration of his services on either side of the sea, 
the king on the said 18 August granted to him for his life by other letters 
patent those 20/. which the men of Dorchester in Dorset render yearly for 
the ferm of that town. Et erat patens. 



Membrane 9. 

Oct. 24. To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with the tenements which he took into the king's hand by reason 

of the death of John fitz William,' restoring the issues thereof, as the king 

has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death 

held no lands in chief in that county. 

Oct. 3. To the fermors of the customs and subsidies due in all the ports of 

Eotherhithe England and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys. Order to pay to 
Wolfard de Gistellis or to John his. son, his attorney, 25 marks for 
Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to Wolfard and 
to Eleanor his wife of 50 marks to be received yearly for life of the issues 
of the customs in the port of London. 

Oct. 12. To the fermors of the customs and subsidies due in all the ports of 

Westminster. England and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys in the port of 
Boston. Order to pay to William de Melchebourn, the king's merchant, 
10/. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him 
of 20/. to be received yearly for life of the customs in that port in 
recompence for his labours in redeeming the king's great crown and 
bringing it back to England. 

To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to expend 10 marks in repairing the 
king's gaol of Stafford, by the view and testimony of Richard de Stafford, 
as the king is informed that it is so ruinous and broken that prisoners may 
escape therefrom. By C. 

Nov. 1:5. To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de 

WVstnn;] t.r. la Despense what is in arrear to him of 20/. for Michaelmas term last, in 
accordance with the king's grant to him of 20/. to be received yearly for 
life of the issues of those counties, in recompence for 20/. of land of the 
lands of William de Bredon in the county of Derby, granted to him by the 
late king, and restored to William with the assent of parliament. 

Nov. 18. To the bailiffs of Melcombe for the present or the future. Order to be 

Westminster, answerable to Master Jordan de Cantuarjia], the king's leech, for what is 
in arrear to him of 8 marks yearly from 18 January in tbe 18th year 
of the reign, and to pay him 8 marks yearly henceforth of the ferm of 
Melcombe, co. Dorset, for life, in accordance with the king's grant to bim 
on the said day. 



254 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

Oct. 28. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 7. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 3. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 10. 
Westminster. 

Nov. 13. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 12. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 8. 

To John de Colby and William Cailly. Order to be attendant upon the 
levying and collecting in Norfolk, for the third year, of the triennial 
tenth and fifteenth last granted, and to answer therefor, without awaiting 
the presence of William Duraunt and Ed[mund] Berry, whom the king 
appointed with them for this business, as for certain causes shown before 
the council, the king has discharged the said William and Edmund 
ordering them not to intermeddle further therewith. 

Mandate in pursuance to William Duraunt. 

The like to Edmund. 

To William de Wyrcestre, one of the sheriffs of London. Order to 
deliver those 91. which he found in a pocket under the seal of William de 
Thorp in his lodging, at the time when all his goods and chattels in that 
city were taken into the king's hand, to the said William, for his expenses. 

ByK. 

To Richard Turbervill, John Durburgh, knight, John Melplassh, William 
Clavill, John Antioche and Bartholomew Payn. Order to be attendant 
upon the collecting and levying of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last 
granted, for the third year, in Dorset, and to answer for the money thereof 
without awaiting the presence of Robert de Hoggesworth, whom the king 
appointed with them for this business, as Robert is now mayor of Exeter, 
as is testified before the king, and is appointed to collect the subsidy of 2s. 
the sack, 2*. on 300 wool-fells, 4s. the last of hides, 40</. the tun of wine 
and Qil. the pound on certain merchandise taken out of the realm or 
brought into the port of Exeter, by the name of Robert de Brideport ; 
wherefore he cannot be attendant upon the collecting and levying of that 
tenth and fifteenth, and the king has discharged him thereof, ordering him 
not to intermeddle therewith. By C. 

Mandate in pursuance to Robert. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Adam de Hoperton, deceased. 

To William de la Pole, to whom the king has granted all the money of 
the ancient custom of wool, hides and wool-fells m the port of rXyngeston 
upon Hull. Order to pay to Tidemannus de Lymbergh 2 t V. for Michaelmas 

term last, of the 50/. yearly which the king granted to him and to John 
atte Wolde to be received of the issues of the said custom. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas on l> July in 
the 19th year of the reign the king committed to Thomas de Seton the 
custody of all the lands in the bishopric of Durham which belonged to 
John de Kellowe of Seton, tenant in child*, as of that bishopric, lately in 
the king's hand, and which were in the king's hand by reason of the 
minority of Adam, John's son and heir, to hold until the heir should come of 
age, together with the marriage of the heir, for rendering the extent thereof 
yearly, and for the marriage as much as any other would give, and afterwards 
the king ordered Thomas to assign to Joan, late John's wife, i third part ol 
the said lands for her dower, and now the king has learned from Thou 
that although he delivered that third part to Joan, and the heir died before 
marriageable years, yet the treasurer and barons distrain him for the entire 

extent of all the said lands, as if Joan had not been dowered thereof, from 
(i July, and to make tine for the marriage, w hereupon he has besought the 
king to provide a remedy : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to supersede the demand made upon Thomas for the extent of the land- 
which Joan was dowered, and of the tine tor the marriage, if the\ find 



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1350. 



Nov. 18. 

Westminster. 

Nov. 18. 
Westminster. 

Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 

Nov. 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8 — cant. 

inquisition or otherwise that he dowered her as aforesaid, that she is alive, 
and that the heir died as aforesaid, and that he received nothing for the 
marriage. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
of Sause in that county to he elected in place of John do Wotton, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Sause to he 
elected in place of Richard de Besevill, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Bertynt, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in 
place of William de Corpsti, deceased. 



Oct. 28. 

Westminster 



Oct. 29. 

Westminster 



MEMBRANE 7. 

To the bailiffs of Lincoln for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
John Cole, now vicar in the church of St. Mary, Lincoln, celebrating divine 
service in the chapel there, what is in arrear to him of 40*. yearly from the 
time of his appointment, and to pay him that sum yearly henceforth, as the 
dean and chapter of St. Mary's, Lincoln, granted to the late king a vicar of 
that church, to celebrate there for him, for Queen Isabel, for the king, their 
ancestors and heirs and for the souls of all the faithful departed, and the 
said king granted to the vicar 40s-., to be received yearly of the ferm of the 
city of Lincoln, in augmentation of his maintenance, and on 20 March 
in the 20th year of his reign, the present king confirmed that grant. 

To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices appointed to hold 
pleas before the king. The dean and chapter of St. Mary's church, 
Lincoln, have besought the king to provide a remedy, as at their suit 
showing that they and all their predecessors, from time out of mind, were 
seised of 6s. Q$d. rent of 66 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in Navenby 
which divers of their tenants held as of their manor of Navenby, and which 
Anthony de Beek, sometime bishop of Durham, acquired severally of those 
tenants, and had enfeoffed the king's grandfather thereof together with the 
castle of Somerton, and it was found by inquisition that the said land and 
meadow were held of the dean and chapter, and that they were seised 
thereof from time out of mind until the said enfeoffment, from which time 
the rent was withdrawn, and the inquisition being subsequently sent before 
the king, it was found by another inquisition that the said land and meadow 
were held of the dean and chapter, and they were seised of the rent, which 
was withdrawn as aforesaid, and although the process between the king and 
the dean and chapter upon the matter was continued until the octaves of 
Trinity in the 23rd year of the reign, for having judgment thereon, yet 
because the suit remained wne die on the said octaves on account of the 
absence of the judges then appointed to hold pleas before the king, by 
reason of the pestilence then raging, no process has hitherto been taken 
in the matter ; the king therefore orders the justices to view the inquisitions 
and processes aforesaid, and if they find that process has been taken as 
above, then to proceed further to render judgment in the plea in accordance 
with the law and custom of the realm, notwithstanding that the said affair 
concerns the king. By p.s. 



250 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

Nov. 25. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 26. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 7 — cont. 

To Henry Picanl, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in 
the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Thomas de Bradestan, what is in 
arrear to him of 6 tuns of wine yearly, and to deliver to him 6 tuns of 
wine yearly henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 26 
January in the 22nd year of the reign, of 6 tuns of wine to be received 
yearly for life of the king's right prise in that port, paying the right prise 
for that wine. 

To William de Shareshull. Order to be attendant upon the pleas held 
before the king as chief justice for those pieas during pleasure. By K. 



Dec. 10. 

Westminster. 



1351. 

Jan. 5. 

Westminster. 

Jan. 24. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6. 

Nov. 8. To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Yarmouth. Order to 

Westminster, pay to Tydemannus de Lymbergh, Thomas de Brandon, Richard de 
Causton and Thomas de Notyngham or to Roger de Broxton, their attorney, 
20x. on every sack of wool, 20*. on every 300 wool-fells and 40*. on every 
last of hides taken out of the realm from that port until they are satisfied 
for 1001. beyond the 100/. which the king previously ordered those collectors 
to pay to them or to their attorney in like manner, from 10 April last in 
part satisfaction of 35,000 marks, by indenture. 

The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit : 
The collectors in the port of Southampton to pay to Tydemannus and 
his fellows 500/. beyond 500/. which the king previously ordered to 
be paid to them. 

The collectors in the port of Cicestre to pay 200/. beyond the 100/. 
previously ordered. 

The collectors in the port of London to pay 2,000/. beyond 7,000/. 
previously ordered. 

The collectors in the port of Ipswich to pay 100/. beyond 200/. 
previously ordered . 

The collectors in the port of Sandwich to pay 100/. beyond 120/. 
previously ordered. 

The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to pay 500/. beyond 
5,000/. previously ordered. 

To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool fells in the port of 
London. Order to deliver to William Allardesson his ship of the km 
gift in consideration of certain lieges of Flanders; although the ship WAS 
arrested by them in that port with wool, hides and wool fells, because 
Nicholas Willemsone laded a pipe therein with non -customed wool fells. 
wherefore the ship was adjudged as forfeit before the eouncil. 

Bj K. and a 

Jane 1H. To Richard de Denton, eseheator in Cumberland. Order to take the 

Westminster, fealty of Joan daughter of John de Kirkebv, kinswoman of Alan de 
kirkeby, in accordance with the form of a sonedule enclosed with these 
presents, and to deliver to her t ho laund of Peterelwra and 2 MM :! ro^ls 
of waste in the king's forest of [ngelwod in that count), as the king has 
learned by inquisition taken by the esoheatOI that Alan at his death held 
the premises in his demesne as oi fee, in ehief, at fee (arm, by the 
of paying 2t*>s. ill. yearly at Michaelmas, by the hands of the sheriff q| that 
county, at Carlisle, and that he dud on 10 October in the 23 rd war of the 
reign, and that .Joan is his ne\i heir and aged I 



1350. 

Nov. 14. 

Westminster. 



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-lor-A Membrane — cont. 

Sept. 27. To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port 

Rotherhithe. of London. Order to cause the merchants of Gaunt to have the allowance 

of 4 cloves of wool to the sack granted by the king to the merchants, both 

alien and native, until Michaelmas next. By C. 

To the fermors of the customs and subsidies of wool, hides and wool-fells 
and to their mainpernors. Order to permit the collectors of the customs 
and subsidies to make allowance in their accounts of 4 cloves in the sack 
to merchants of England, Flanders, Brabant, iloland and Seland until 
Michaelmas next. 

Nov. 28. To William de Plumpton, escheator in the county of York. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with 44 acres of land in Carleton in Balne, restoring the 
issues thereof to Joan late the wife of John Lely, tenant in chief, as the king 
has learned by inquisition taken by Gerard Salvayn, late escheator in that 
county, that Joan at her death held the said land jointly with John of the 
grant of Nicholas de Hanburgh, of Carleton, chaplain, of another than the 
king. 



MEMBRANE 5. 

Nov. 12. To the prior of Otryngton. Order to pay to Guy de Brian 110/. yearly 

Westminster so long as the priory is in the prior's hand, beginning at Easter term next, 
as for Guy's good service, especially in the last conflict between the king 
and his adversaries of France at Calais, in carrying the standard against 
those enemies and boldly maintaining it erect, the king granted to him 
200 marks to be received yearly at the exchequer, for life, and afterwards 
on 22 October last the king granted that he should receive 110 marks and 
28/. 6s. 8<1. of the ferms which the said prior and the prior of Newynton 
Longevile are bound respectively to render yearly for their priories, in the 
king's hand by reason of the war with France, and that the payment of 
the 200 marks at the exchequer should cease while those priories remained 
in the king's hand. 

The like to the prior of Newynton Longevile to pay to Guy 23/. 6s. 8J. 
of the ferm of his priory. 

Sept. 10. To the chapter of St. Peter's, York. Order to deliver to Edward 

Hertford. Chaumberleyn all the money of the fruits and issues of the deanery of 
that church and of the prebend of Langetoft in that church, without 
delay, to be taken by them to the king, as the king lately appointed 
Arnulph de Saleby, John de Middelton, the said Edward, John de 
Allerstan, and Robert de Hydyngham to seise all the said fruits and issues, 
from the time when those benefices came into the hands of Philip de 
Weston, the king's clerk, to expose them for sale, and to levy and receive 
the money for which answer had not been made to Philip, for the king's 
use, so that they should answer for all the money thereof, in part 
; faction of 2,000/. in which Philip was bound to the king, previously 
rece ived on loan by him from the treasurer of the king's chamber, and 
although the king ordered the chapter to deliver all the money of the said 
fruits and to Arnulph and the others, yet he now wishes the money 

to be delivered to Edward, to wIimiii he has given power to make letters of 
quittance. By letter of the; Griffin. 

Not. 28. To Thomas de Lacy, escheator in the counties of Essex and Hertford. 

Westminster. Order not to intermeddle further with 10... rent in Coddreth, restoring the 

issue-, thereof to Edmund de Cheyny, son and heir of William de Cheyny, 



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1350. 



Dec. 1. 

Westminster 



Membrane 5 — emit. 

son and heir of Nicholas de Cheyny, tenant in chief, as the king has learned 
hy inquisition taken by the escheator that Eleanor, late the wife of Nicholas, 
at her death, held the said rent in dower of the lands which belonged to 
her husband, of Edmund's inheritance, and that she died on 18 May in 
the 28rd year of the reign, and Edmund having proved his age on 17 March 
in the 21st year of the reign, and received respite for his homage, the king 
rendered to him his lands, taken into the king's hand hy reason of his 
minority. 

To Robert de Ogill, Gilbert de Duxfeld, John de Emeldon, Robert de 
Penreth, William son of William de Acton, John de Bidyk, John de la 
Chaumbre and Thomas de Hekesham, sadeler, appointed to levy and collect 
the triennial tenth and fifteenth last granted in the town of Newcastle 
upon Tyne. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to cause the said tenth and 
fifteenth of rents as well as the goods and chattels of the men of that town 
to be levied, taking all those whom they find contrary or rebels and 
keeping them safely in prison until the king determine their punishment, 
informing the king of their names from time to time, as the men of that 
town have shown the king that although several merchants and other rich 
men, who used to pay the greater part of the tenths and fifteenths and of 
other charges incumbent upon the town, have perished in the mortal 
pestilence lately raging, and the men now in the town, who used to live of 
their merchandise, are so impoverished by the said pestilence and other 
adversities in these times of war that they hardly have wherewith to live, 
yet the said collectors intend to levy the entire sum of the tenth and 
fifteenth of the said poor men, omitting the rich, who receive rents and 
other profits from tenements in the town, whereupon they have besought 
the king to provide a remedy, and the king believes it to be just that the 
charges incumbent upon the town should be borne by rents as well as by 
the other goods of the town. 



MEMBRANE 4. 

Oct. 20. To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 

Westminster, and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys in the port of London. Order 

to pay to John de Coupeland 95/. 2*. Ihl- for Michaelmas term, in accordance 

with the king's grant to him of 190/. i>s. '6^<l. to be received yearly of the 

issues of the customs of the port of London. N at page 179 ahove.] 

To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England 
and to their mainpernors or to their attorneys m the port of \ .stle 
upon Tyne. Order to pay to John de Coupeland 50/. for Michaelmas term 
last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 January in the 20th 
year of the reign for his stay with the king with twenty men at arms, of 
100/. to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in that port, for 
life. 

Nov. 80. To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to 

Westminster, pay to Thomas de Kokeby, justiciary of Ireland, his fee by reason of that 
office, every quarter, as other justiciaries have previously been paid. 

Dec. 3. To the same. Order bo pay to Thomas de Kokeby. justiciary of Ireland. 

\\ h< minster, such wages for ten men at arms and twenty archers on horse as have I 

paid bo such men before these limes, for the time when they have Ken in 

the king's Bervioe with the justiciary, as the king wishes him bo reto 

such men for the time when be shall rule to war for the defence of that 
land, beyond the twenty men at arms whom he used bo retain with hint 
by reason of his otliee. I'.\ K and 0. 



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1351. 

Jan. 10. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

To the collectors in Wilts of the tenth and fifteenth last granted. 
Order to supersede the levying of the tenth and fifteenth of the king's own 
goods in his manor of Cosham in that county, as the said manor is in the 
king's own hand and is reserved to his chamber, as Henry de Greystok, 
steward of that chamber, has testified before the king in chancery. Proviso 
that the fermors of the lands of the manor and the tenants there shall be 
reasonably assessed at the tenth and fifteenth, and shall answer therefor. 

The like to the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the following 
counties for the following manors, in the king's hand and reserved to his 
chamber, to wit : 

The collectors in Berks for the manors of Yeshampstede and Hamp- 

stede Mareschal. 
The collectors in the county of Northampton for the manors of Throp 

and Norton. 
The collectors in Somerset for certain lands in Henton St. George 
which belonged to William de Carente, tenant in chief, in the king's 
hand by reason of the minority of William's heir. 
The collectors in Dorset for the manor of Nayssh, which belonged 
to William de Carente etc. 



1350. 
Dec. 1. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 26. 

Ludgarshall. 



1351. 

Jan. 6. 
We tmix 



■I. hi. 21. 
We tmii 



MEMBRANE 3. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the tenements which he took into the king's 
hand by reason of the death of Walter de Bermyngeham, restoring the issues 
thereof to Robert son of Robert de Haveryngton, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Walter at his death held 2 
messuages, 59 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 
4 acres of marsh in Multon, and a third part of the manors of Beausolace 
and Skirbek, for life, by a fine levied in the king's court, with remainder 
to Robert son of Robert and to the heirs male of his body, that the 
premises are held of others than the king, and that Walter died on 
Tuesday the feast of St. Laurence last. 

To Thomas Gary, escheator in Dorset. Order to cause Henry Moigne, 
son and heir of John Moigne, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the 
lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, 
as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his 
homage for all the lands held in chief. 

By K. on the information of J. de Wynewik. 
The like to the following escheators to wit : 

Walter Dastyn, escheator in the county of Gloucester. 
Thomas de Lacy, escheator in Essex. 
Thomas de la Ryvere, escheator in Wilts. 

To the sheriff of the county of York. Order to cause a coroner for that 
county to be elected in place of Robert Danyel, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 

To the collectors in the port of Boston of the subsidy of GV. the pound 
for finding certain shipping at sea. Certain merchants of Almain, who 
assert that they are of the Hanse of the Qildehalla Teuthonicorum, London, 
have besought the king to permit them to enjoy the privileges granted to 
them by charter, in coming to the realm, staying there, trafficking and 
returning, and to protect them, as they caused two coggs of Almain and 
two other ships, one called 'Ever' and the other ' Holeahship' to lie laded 



2t>0 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1351. 



Jan. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane ;\ cont. 

with fish called ' Stok lissh,' oil and certain other merchandise in the parts 
of Norway and taken to England for their benefit : the king— for his own 
benefit and for the good of his subjects, and because the merchants have 
found Hildebrand Suderman and John Long (JLongum) of Ahnain, their 
mainpernors, who have undertaken before the council to answer to the king 
for all the money touching the said (>'/. a pound for the tish, oil etc. if the 
merchants are charged therewith by ordinance of the council — orders the 
collectors to account with those merchants for all the money touching the 
said Qd. a pound, and to certify him in chancery of what is found to be 
due to bun by such account, permitting the merchants to traffick with 
the said fish, oil and other merchandise without exacting Gil. a pound from 
them, provided that they pay Bd. a, pound thereon for the king's use as 
was customary of old. By C. 

To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to present Adam Noble, chaplain, 
to the vicarage of the church of Staghbanan, diocese of Armagh, void, it 
is said, by the death of John Joy, the last vicar, and pertaining to the 
king's donation. 



1350. 

Nov. 30. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 7. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 23. 
Westminster. 



MEMBRANE 2. 

To Thomas de la Ryvere, escheator in Wilts. Order not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor of Hampteworth, a moiety of the manor of 
Stupellangeford, and a third part of the manor of Estcodeford. restoring 
the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of Roger Lestrange, daughter and 
heiress of Oliver de Ingham, tenant in chief, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Elizabeth, late Oliver's wife, at 
her death, held the said manor, moiety and third part as dower after 
her husband's death, of Joan's inheritance, and that Eh/abeth died on 
11 October last, and on 16 October last the king gave -loan respite for her 
homage and fealty for the lands which belonged to her father at his death, 
and rendered them to her. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order 
to pay to John de Denton, son of John de Denton, and of Elizabeth his 
wife, 122. 1S^. 2'/. for Michaelmas term last, as the king granted to John 
the father and to his executors 252. 16s. b/. to be received yearly of the 
issues of the customs in that port, until he should obtain possession of the 
manor of Wodhorn, which Mary countess of Pembroke holds for life of 
the king's grant, the reversion whereof the king granted to John; and 
afterwards Elizabeth besought the king to grant that rent to her, as John 
was killed by certain of his enemies, without making a will, and his goods 
and chattels have been eloigned, and she had nothing wherewith to main- 
tain herself and her children, and in consideration of John's good scrw 
the king granted the said 252. 16s. Ul. yearly together with the am 
thereof, to Elizabeth and her children to hold for the life of the said 
OOuntesS; and now John the son has besought the king to Order payment 
of the 2.")/. His. I,/, to be made to him, as John the father and Elizabeth 
are dead, and he lias nothing whereon to h\e. 

To William de Wiroestre, one of the sheriffs of London. Order to 
deliver four horses, which belonged to William de Thorp, knight, and 

which were taken into the king's band h\ the sheriff and other I i aid 

ill the sheriffs custody, it is said, with the saddles and bridles nv.A the 

ooms keeping them, to Thomas de Ughtred, to do then with as has L 



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1350. 



1351. 
Jan. 20. 

Westminster. 



Jan. 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 2- cont. 

enjoined upon him, notwithstanding the order to Roger do Bello Campo, 
Thomas de Brembre and the sheriff to cause all the goods of William de 
Thorp to come to the exchequer to be delivered to the treasurer and 
chamberlains; and if the grooms refuse to go with the horses, the sheriff 
shall take them and keep them in prison until further order. J'.y K. 

To William de Plumpton, escheator in the county of York. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the lands taken into the king's hand by reason of 
the death of Agnes late the wife of William de Wyvill, restoring the issues 
thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Gerard Salvayn, 
late escheator in that county, that Agnes at her death held no lands in 
chief whereby the custody of her lands ought to pertain to the king, but 
that she held for life certain lands in Sledmere in that county of others 
than the king, with reversion to Ralph de Hastynges, knight. 

To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause two coroners for that 
county to be elected in place of John de Styvecle and Robert Waldeshef, 
who are insufficiently qualified. 



1350. 

Nov. 14. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 28. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 1. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 8. 

W tminster. 



Dec. 15. 

\\'< tmii 



MEMBRANE 1. 

To John de Chirbury, the king's yeoman. Order not to permit any men, 
horses, carriages or other goods to cross without making reasonable 
satisfaction for the passage, unless they are able to show an acquittance 
made to them by the king or his progenitors, until further order, as the 
king granted to John the custody of the passage of St. Olave between the 
city of Norwich and the town of Great Yarmouth, to hold for life ; and now 
the king has learned that certain men of those parts pretend that they 
ought to cross freely. By p.s. 

Et erat patens. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause two coroners for that county to 
be elected in place of William de Whyteclyve, deceased, and Robert de 
Echelhampton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in the county of York. Order not to 
intermeddle further with the manors of Norton and Fenwyk in that county, 
restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that Margery late the wife of Hugh de Hastynges at her death 
held no lands in her demesne as of fee in chief in that bailiwick, but that 
she held the said manors for life by a fine levied in the king's court, with 
remainder to .John her bod and to Hugh, John's brother, and to the heirs 
of Hugh's body. 

To John de Colby, escheator in Norfolk. The like order with regard to 
the manors of Elsyng and Wesenham in that county. 

To the sheriff of York for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
Thomas de Rokeby or to his attorney what is in arrear to him of 200 marks 
yearly and to pay him 200 marks yearly henceforth, as on 12 November in 
the 20th year of the reign the king granted to him 200 marks to be received 
yearly of the issues of that county for life, or until the king should provide 
him with 200 marks yearly for life of land or rent in Scotland or elsewhere. 

To Thomas de Brewosa, keeper of the forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place in the forest of Rutland. Order to replevy to John 
Baclut his Wood, of Braunstoa within the hounds of that forest, which is 
taken into the king's hands for trespass of vert, as is said, if it be replevi- 
able in accordance with the asi izi of the Fori 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 

Dec. 17. 
\\ i stminsteTi 

1351. 

Jan. 24. 
Westminster 



Membrane 1 — cont. 



To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be fleeted in plaee of William Bisshop, deceased. 

To Walter Dastyn, escheator in the county of Gloucester. Order to take 
• the fealty of (ides de Bello Campo, in accordance with the form of a 
schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further 
with the manors of Botynton and Longeford, restoring- the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de 
Bures, at bis death, held no lands m his demesne as of fee or in service in 
that county, but that he held the said manors for life of the gift of John de 
Solers by divers fines levied in the king's court, with remainder to Giles and 
Katherine his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and that a parcel of the 
manor of Botynton is held of the heirs of the earl of Gloucester by homage, 
fealty and suit at the court of Teukesbury every three weeks, and the manor 
of Longeford and the residue of the manor of Botynton are held of others 
than the king, and by inspection of the chancery rolls it appears that the 
lands which belonged to Hugh le Despenser, one of the earl's heirs, are in 
the king's hand by Hugh's death. 



1350. 



Membrane 14</. 

Enrolment of indenture testifying that Roger de Mortemer, lord of 
Wyggemer, by the king's licence, has granted to Joan de Mortemer, 
countess of la March, the manors of Orleton, Penbrugge and Eyngeslane, 
co. Hereford, except the advowsons of the churches of Eyngeslane and 
Penbrugge and the manor of Brymmesgrave and Norton with appurten- 
ances, in the county of Worcester, to hold tor her life of the king, rendering 
to Roger 352. yearly of the said manors of Eyngeslane and Orleton. m 
exchange for the castle, town and manor of Trym, with all the other castles, 
towns, manors, lordships, lands, rents, services, liberties, fees, advowsons. 
reversions and other tilings pertaining thereto, in the county of Mede in 
Ireland, upon condition that if the countess is removed from the manors of 
Orleton, Penbrugge, Eyngeslane, Brymmesgrave and Norton, except the 
advowsons aforesaid, by Roger, or if Roger make distress upon any of the 
tenants of those manors for any service or levy the services so that the 
countess is removed therefrom by judgment, without collusion between her 
and the tenants, or if she is impleaded for any of the said manors or 
parcel thereof, and lose any of the manors for lack of Roger's warranty or 
by judgment given against her without collusion, and if satisfaction i> o 
given to her in England in a suitable place to the value of what she n 
have so lost, within three months after the recovery, then she may re-enter 
the castle, manor and town of Trym and all its appurtenances m Ireland ; 
and Roger grants that the countess may take sufficient timber m I 
woods of the said manors for building and amending houses, for ploughs. 
carts, harrows, for enclosing and for all manner of instruments for 
husbandry appurtenant to the manor, and for fuel, and he grants that she 
ma\ lease at will the lauds of the bondmen and tenants which come into 
her hands by the death of the tenants, BO that she does not lease them 
out of the blood of the bondmen, if it do not fad, sa\e that those to whom 
such lands are leased shall be charged with a new tine after the death 
of the countess. Dated at Ktounton L.u \ . 1 •"> July, -I Edward 111. 
French. 



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1350. 

Aug. 11. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 8. 
Rotherhithe. 



Aug. 11. 
Rothtrhithe. 



Aug. 27. 

Sandwich. 



Membrane lb/ emit. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to supersede the further pro- 
mulgation of exigents against John le Forest, mariner, so long as he is in 
the king's service, as he is put in exigent in that county for certain 
trespasses against the king's peace, and he is ahout to set out to sea in the 
king's service in the fleet by the order of John de Bello Campo, admiral 
of the fleet, as the admiral has certified in chancery. By K. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to supersede the promulgation of exigents 
against Nicholas de Heth, clerk, and the taking of his body, as John de 
Wynewik, clerk, William de Rothewell, clerk, and Henry de Shipton, 
archdeacon of Salopshire, have mainperned for Nicholas, who is put in 
exigent for certain contempts and excesses and because he did not come 
before the king to answer for the same, to have him before the king on the 
octaves of Michaelmas next. By p.s. 

The like to the following, to wit : 

The sheriff of Wilts. 

The sheriffs of London. 

The sheriff of Hereford. 

The sheriff of Salop. 

To R. bishop of London. Order to release the sequestration imposed 
by him upon the goods, fruits and issues uf the benefices of Nicholas de 
Heth, clerk, in that diocese, although the king ordered him to seize them 
and to keep them safely until further order, as William de Rothewell, 
clerk, and Henry de Shipton, archdeacon of Salopshire, have mainperned 
for him to answer for the said fruits., etc. and to have him before the 
king on the octaves of Michaelmas next to 
excesses for which he is indicted. 
The like to the following, to wit : 

The bishop of Salisbury. 

The bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

The bishop of Hereford. 

To the constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies his 
place. Order to release Roger de Holme, clerk, from that prison where he 
is detained for certain contempts and excesses for which he is indicted, by 
the mainprise of John de Bukyngham, clerk, and John Sautre, of the 
county of Bedford, who have undertaken to have him before the king on 
the octaves of Michaelmas next. By K. and C. 

To R. bishop of London. Order to release the sequestration made by 
him upon the goods, fruits and issues of the benefices of Roger de 
Holme, clerk, by the aforesaid mainprise. By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 
The archbishop of York. 
The bishop of Lincoln. 

To Benry de Greystok and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and 
determine divers trespasses and excesses in the liberty of Holderness. 
Order to supersede! the promulgation of the exigents against Theobald 
de Troys, proctor of Cotyngham church, Adam de Aldford, chaplain of 
the parish church of Cotynham, and Adam sou of Robertson of Hugh de 
Cotyngham and the taking of their bodies, as they arc; indicted for taking 
certain goods and chattels, which belonged to William I lode at Resceby, 
out of the king's seisin, and they are put in exigent for that cause, to be 
outlawed, as is said, and they have found before the king in chancery 
John de Staunton, knight, of Kssex and Suffolk and Richard Dru of 



answer for the contempts and 

By p.s. 



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135O Membrane 14rf — cont. 

Norfolk, mainpernors, who have undertaken to have them before the king 

on the day when the writ of exigent is returnable before the justices, to 
stand to right in the premises and to answer for the said goods and 
chattels if they ought to pertain to the king, and further to do and receive 
what the king's court shall determine. By C. 

Oct. 11. Robert de Knyghteleye, lord of Knyghteleye, acknowledges that he owes 

Westminster, to Richard son of Richard de Eccleshale, clerk, 40/.; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of Stafford. 
< 'ancelled an payment, 

John Cuynee, lord of Weston, acknowledges that he owes to the said 
Richard son of Richard 40/. ; to be levied etc. in the said county. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE 18</. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard de Heylee, son and heir of William de 
Heylee of the county of Hertford, to William de Ippegrave, citizen and 
goldsmith of London, Lucy his wife and John their son, of that messuage 
with its appurtenances, and with the meadows, pastures, wood, stone, 
ditches, rents and other liberties which remained to him by hereditary 
right after his father's death, in the town and fields of Chelchehith, except 
I acres of arable land lying in the held of Chelchehith, along the said 
messuage, which ought to pay heriot to Richard de Heylee, lord of 
Chelchehith. Dated at Chelchehith at Michaelmas, 28 Edward III. 
Witnesses: Robert de Norwico, Richard de Abyngdon, Geoffrey Pykard. 
Roger de Sudbery, Henry de Leek, Nicholas de Pelhani. 

Enrolment of release by the same to the same of all his right and claim 
in all those tenements with houses built thereon, with meadows, pastures, 
paths, fishponds, water ponds, woods, reliefs, heriots, wards, marriag 
escheats, rents and other easements which remained to him by hereditary 
right after his father's death, in the town and fields of Chelchehith. 
co. Middlesex. Witnesses: John de Hiltoft. -lames de Thame, William 
Aqura, Thomas Est, Geoffrey Pykard, John Passour. Dated at London 
on the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 24 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at London on IS Septem- 
ber and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release- by John son of John Gower of Sexhowe to William 
(lower of tngelby and to John de Middelton super Leven, of all his right 
and claim in all the lands, meadow, pastures, rents, reversions which he 
and they held m the 28rd year of the reign of the gift and enfeoffment 

of Nicholas (lower, his brother, in Seiitheiskelf, Thoioldby, Sexhowe, 

Braythwath, Carlton in Cliveland, Wherlton and Hothwayt. Dated at 
Stokesley in Cleveland on l'ruliiN before the Exaltation of the H 
21 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that the said John boo of John Gower came into chan< 
at London on 1G September and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Sept. 28. John Tiers, abbot of King's Beaulieu, acknow ledges for himself and 

Hertford, convent that fehej 0W€ to John de la Uokele, the eld. en and cotder 

of Condon, 100/.; to be Levied, in default of payment, of their hwuL and 

chattels in the county of Southampton. 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



265 



1350. 

Sept. 24. 
Hertford. 



Oct. 5. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 6. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Membrane ISd — cont. 

John de Shepdon, parson of Kyngeslane church, diocese of Hereford, 
acknowledges that he owes to John de Codyngton, clerk, 100s. ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in the county of Hereford. 

Fulc de Bermyngeham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Chastelon of Thorneton and to Hugh Kynebel of Buckingham 80 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
county of Buckingham. 

Richard Lescrop, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de la 
Pole, the elder, 200Z. ; to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Michael de la Vole, one of the 
executors of William's will. 

John Bardolf of Wyrmegeye acknowledges that he owes to Richard de 
Thoresby, clerk, 6Z. 2s. id. ; to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 
Cancelled on payment. 

Gerard Salvayn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the said Richard 
10 marks ; to be levied etc. in the county of York, 
Cancelled on payment. 

John Charnels, clerk, and Robert son of Robert Foucher, acknowledge 
that they owe to Simon Symeon 100 marks ; to be levied etc. in the 
county of Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Roger Hardegrey of Norwich acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Wyngefeld, knight, 200 marks ; to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

William Daumarle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de 
Tudenham, knight, 60Z. ; to be levied etc. in Devon. 
Cancelled mi payment. 

Enrolment of release by John Clere of Triston to John de Harlyngges, 
tenant of the manor of Triston, of all his right and claim in the manor of 
Triston near Staneford. Witnesses : John lord of Bardulf, Robert lord of 
Scales, Sir Robert de Benhaale, Sir William Carbonel, knights, Roger 
Petygard. Dated at Weymoustre, 7 October, 24 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that John Clere came into chancery at Westminster on 
8 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 8. Robert de Bradenham acknowledges that he owes to Simon Fraunceys, 

w^tminater. citizen of London, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in Surrey. 

Edmund de Malynes, Thomas Barantyn, William Wace, Ralph 
Frytewelle, Robert de Btoke and William Malyne acknowledge that they 
owe to Ralph Spigurnel, knight, 'A2HI. lHd. ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Oct. 0. Warin de Insula acknowledges that he owes to Richard, earl of Arundel, 

w.Hf.minster. 200/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 

Tbomflfl de Walkefare, knight, acknowledges that he owes to -John de 
Insula of Rougemont ('/'- Bwbeo Monte) 10/. ; to be levied etc. in the 
county of Cambridge. 



'266 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Oct. 8. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 14. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 15. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 18(2 — emit. 

Ralph, baron of Stafford, acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert 
Chasteleyn, knight, 80/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Stafford. 
( 'ancelled mi payment. 

Edmund de Appelby, knight, and John Waleys, knight, acknowledge 

that they owe to Henry carl of Lancaster 541/.; to he Levied etc. in the 
connty of Leicester. 
< 'ancelled mi payment. 

Richard Blundel, knight, Honoricus Sauce and Simon de Hardyn 
thorn acknowledge that they owe to Henry de Grene 40/. ; to he levied 
etc. in the county of Northampton. 

( 'ancelled un payment. 

John de Lyle, lord of Rougemond, and Robert Causton, knights, 
acknowledge that they owe to John de Ufford, knight, and to Richard de la 
Lee 1,000/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 

( 'ancelled mi payment, acknowledged by Richard. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William Daumarle, knight, 
is bound to Robert de Tudenham, knight, in 60/. by a recognisance made 
in chancery. Robert grants that if William pay him 30/. at the ti 
of St. Edmund, 1361, then the recognisance shall be void. Dated, 
10 October, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Robert came into chancery at Westminster on 
10 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Thomas de Lucy, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Wynewyk, clerk, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment of his 
lands and chattels in Cumberland. 

Cancelled mi payment, acknowledged by John de Dittmi, executor of John's 

ie ill. 

Elizabeth late the wife of Ed [round] de Rv, knight, acknowledges that 
she owes to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in the 
county of Lincoln. 



Aug. 10. 

llotheihithe. 



MEMBRANE 12,1. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Request to otter prayers, celebrate 
masses and other divine offices by his suffragans, the religious and others 
in his province, for the divine favour, that God mav grant the king a 
victory over his enemies, as the Spaniards, with whom the king had 
arranged to renew the former alliance, have attaoked the king's merchants 
and others at sea with their wool and other merchandise, have plundered 
their goods, killed them and have destroyed no small part of the kin 

shipping, and now they have assembled an immense Beet in the ports of 

Flanders full of armed men, and they boast that they will totally d 

the English shipping and dominate the English sea, and threaten to 

invade and subdue the realm. Bj h. 

[Fadera.] 

The like to the archbishop of York. [IbU 

Enrolment of grant by Mar\ late the wile of Thomas Kalvl to 

Robert de Marny, knight, Thomas de Belhous, Walter de Saloote, paraoa 
of Great Horkesleygh ohuroh, and Robert Naylyngherst, parson of Mistelegh 

OhUTOh, of a yearly rent of It)/, to be received of all her lands in I 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 207 



1350. 



Membrane 12'/ — cont. 



with power of distraint if the rent be in arrear. She has paid 6(/. to them 
in part payment of the said rent, in name of seisin. Dated at Loudon, 
14 August, 24 Edward III. 



"■6 



Enrolment of grant by the same to the same of a yearly rent of 10 
marks, to be received of all her lands in Norfolk. She has paid Gd. to 
them in part payment of the rent, in name of seisin. Dated as preceding. 

Memorandum that Mary came into chancery at London on 14 August 
and acknowledged the preceding deeds. 

Aug. 28. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 

Winchelsea. a ll f the king's subjects who wish to complain of the Flemings for 
damages, trespasses and other injuries inflicted for two years past, shall be 
at Calais on the morrow of the Nativity of the Virgin next before certain 
lieges whom the king has appointed to treat with the commissioners of the 
count of Flanders upon such damages to receive restitution. 

[Fader a.] By K. and C. 

The like to the following, to wit : 
The sheriff of Norfolk. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 
The bailiffs of Boston. 
The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 
The bailiffs of Blakeneye. [Ibid.] 

Sept. 7. To the sheriffs of London. Order to release Richard Petyt of 

Westminster. Wyndesore and John Fissher from gaol without delay, although the king- 
ordered the sheriffs to arrest them and keep them in Newgate gaol until 
further order, for certain trespasses and contempts to the king and John de 
Alkeshull, the king's purveyor of brushwood and other necessaries for the 
works in the king's palace of Westminster and the Tower of London, in the 
presence of the bailiffs of Henle, as Richard and John have long endured 
the pain of imprisonment, and have satisfied the said purveyor for the 
trespasses, as he has acknowledged in chancery, and the king wishes to show 
favour to them for 1 mark which they have paid to the hanaper, and 
because Walter Pouchemaker of Wyndesore and Walter Sebern of Boveneye 
of London have mainperned in chancery that they will behave well 
henceforth. 

Sept. 8. To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 

Rotherhithe. of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of 

Dover. Order to permit William fit/. Waryn, with six yeomen and seven 

horses, to cross from that port on a pilgrimage to the city of Rome, with 

his expenses in gold, without any other apportum. By K. 

[I'cedera.] 

One hundred and seventy- seven others have like orders at different dates 
to set out on a pilgrimage to Rome with yeomen, horses, etc. [Ibid, 
reading Ed[mund de Morteyn for Edward de Morteyn; Agnes Gilmyns 
for Agnes Gulmyus; Richard Bie for Richard Wye ; Robert and William 
Manser for Robert and William Maners ; Richard de Aaskybr Richard de 
Dask, and John Hevid for John Heind.] 
The following also have like orders : 

John Pyel and Henry Stubeou, Simon de Mordon, William Doget, 
Richard Yyncent, chaplain, and Roger Fynch, with a groom and 
dit horses. I>y K. 

William de Reygate. 



-im 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS 



1350. 



Membrane 12d — emit. 

William de Berlay. 
John de Neuton. 
Richard de Lutryngton of York. 
Adam de Bedlay, parson of Monketon church. 
Ida lady of Nevill of Essex, with damsels and 
of twenty persons and twenty horses. 



»rooms to the number 



Sept. 22. 
Hertford. 



Oct. 11. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 6. 
Westminster. 



Ml-: Mlill ASK lid. 

To William Condy, bailiff of Sandwich. Order to cause 8 sarplars, 
1 pockets of wool of John Poghel of Sandwich and John Facy of Caleys to 
be kept in their custody until further order, and to cause their persons 
to be arrested and sent before the king and his council at London without 
delay, so that they be there on the morrow of Michaelmas next at latest. 
to answer the things laid against them, and further to do and receive what 
shall be determined, and to warn Stephen James of Sandwich, William de 
Yok, Henry de Littlebourn and certain others of Sandwich, to be there to 
give information to the king and council, as the king is informed that 
Stephen and the others lately arrested the said wool about midnight at 
Kyngesdoune near the sea in Kent, brought there by night in two 
carts, to be laded in a small ship of Donkirke whereof John Gollard is 
master, near that place, to be taken to parts beyond the sea without 
paying the custom or subsidy thereon, and they had the wool taken to 
Sandwich and delivered to the said bailiff there. 

John de Hastang, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph, baron of 
Stafford, 80/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the county of Warwick. 

Eustace de Asshewell of Staunford acknowledges that he owes to John 
de Haryngton, knight, John de Herdeby and Geoffrey West of Gretfoid 
500/.; to be levied etc. in the county of Lincoln. 

Thomas de Gilyngham acknowledges that he owes to William de 
C'lynton, earl of Huntyngdon, 100 marks; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Enrolment of grant by William de Shaieshull, knight, to Thomas abbot 
of Oseneve and to the convent of that place, of S messuages, S cottages, a 
water mill, 14 virgates of land and 20 acres of meadow in Little Tim and 
Sandford and a shop in the town of Oxford, called "la Garite ' near 
Carfax (quadrivium) of that town, to hold the premises, lo wit, 2 messua 
and 4 virgates of land in Sandford of William by the service of rendering 
a pound of cinnamon yearly at Chi istmas. ami all the other hinds of 
the other lords of the fee by the sen ices due thereon, with all their 
appurtenances, in exchange for ii messuages, a water mill, lo" virgates 

of land and (> acres of meadow in Barton Eudonia and Roulesham, which 
the abbot and convent have given to him. Witnesses: Sir John de 
Stonore, Sir William de Thorp, Su- Richard de Wylehy, Sir Roger Hillari, 
Sir John de Stouford, Sir Richard de Keleshull and Sir Thomas de 
Fencotes, the king's justices. Be has acknowledged thisohartor baft 
the justices in the Common Benoh at Westminster and in chancery and 
has caused it to be enrolled in those courts, Hated at Westminster, 
Wednesday the octaves of Michaelmas, 21 Edward 111, in the presence of 
William de Shareshull. 

Memorandum that William came into char V) 

12 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



269 



1350. 

Oct. 29. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 14. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 30. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 80. 

Westminster. 



Membrane iod. 

Thomas de Aspale acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto 
Philherto, knight, 250 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the county of Southampton. 

John de Sancto Philherto, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas 
de Aspale '250 marks ; to he levied etc. in Kent. 

Richard son of Laurence Botoner puts in his place John de Newenham, 
clerk, to defend the execution of a recognisance for 601. made hy him in 
chancery to Thomas de Wylesford. 

John Gernouu, knight, of Essex, acknowledges that he owes to William 
de Dersham and Richard Baroun 86 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Sancto Philherto, knight, to Richard 
Foster and Agnes his wife, for Richard's good service, of all those 
tenements called ' Randeslond,' ' Halstreteslond,' ' Cartereslond,' and 
' Smetheslond ' in the town of Chelesworth, and all the croft called 
' Wytescroft ' and 4 acres of land in that town which lie between the land 
of William de Boyton and John's demesne land, at a rent of a rose 
yearly at Midsummer. Witnesses : William Casteleyn, Richard de Coke- 
feld, John de Boxsted, William de Walsham, Andrew le Dextere. Dated 
at Chelesworth on Friday before Michaelmas, 24 Edward III. 

Enrolment of grant by the same to Richard Hake, for life of a yearly 
rent of 10 marks, to be received of his manor of Craswell, co. Berks. 
Witnesses : John de Luton, knight, John de Hynton, Richard Foster, 
Henry Foster, parson of Eton church, Hugh Houel. Dated at London 
on Sunday before Michaelmas, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on B0 October 
and acknowledged the preceding charter and deed. 

Margery late the wife of William de Roos, Saier de Rocheford, knight, 
and Rhys ap Rhys acknowledge that they owe to Gervase de Wilford and 
Walter de Cliston 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in the county of Lincoln. 

Enrolment of deed testifying that William son of John Fabel of Hatfeld 
Peverel, clerk, has inspected a charter of Mary late the wife of Thomas 
Fabel of Hatfeld Peverel and of John, Thomas's son, by which Mary and 
John granted to Thomas de Belhous, Walter de Salcote, parson of Great 
Horkyslegh church, and John Mareys, chaplain, all her manor of Ardenehall 
and all the lands, fees, homages, fealties, rents, services, liberties, fairs and 
customs in Horndon. Witnesses : Hugh lllount, Humphrey de Waldcn, 
Hugh rle Badewe, John de Haveryngge, knights, John de Walton, Thomas 
I the elder, Thomas Tyre] the younger, Giles de Westmelne, Richard 
Malgraf. Dated at Batfeld Peverel on 10 September, 21 Edward III. 
William has ratified this charter and he releases to the said Thomas de 
Belhons, Walter and John Mareys all bis righl and claim in the said manor 
and lands, etc. Dated at Hatfeld Peverel, 2H October, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
80 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

I Inrolment of deed testifying that whereas the same William has granted 
by charter to Job n lleyward, vicar of Hatfeld Peverel church, and to Thomas 
Brandon of Wytham all the lands, rents and services in Hatfeld Peverel 



270 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 



Nov. I. 
\\ estminster. 



Nov 



Membrane 10d — cunt. 

which he lately had of the gift and enfeoffment of Gilbert Porter of Hatfeld 
Peverel and Thomas Parker of Wodeham Wauter or of Thomas h\ibel his 
brother, he has released to John Hey ward and Thomas Brandon all his 
right and claim in the said lands, rents and services. Witnesses: Thomas 
de Maundevile, Hugh de Badewe, knights, John do Boys, John Ultynge, 
Bartholomew Bygod, Thomas Bastard, John atte Merssh, Richard de Bun 
Dated at Hatfeld Peverel, 28 October, 24 Edward 111. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery on 80 October and 
acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William Partrich of Ware, co. Hertford, acknowledges that he owes to 
John Mayn, the king's sergeant at arms, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in the said comity. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Thomas de Birchovere acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 
4/. lO.s. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Derby. 

Peter de Brewes, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the king 100/. ; to 



Westminster, be levied etc. in Devon. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged i>;/ William bishop of Winchester, the 

treasurer. 

Nov. 12. Laurence Geffrey of Tonebrugg acknowledges that he owes to brother 

Westminster. Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England, 24 marks ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 
Cancelled <m payment. 



Sept. 23. 
Winehelsea. 



Oct. 18. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE d<l. 

Henry le Scrop, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry son of 
Hugh de Raveneswath and to Henry son of Henry de Raveneswath -100 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the 
county of York. 

William de Spaldyng of Oxford acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Grey of Retherfeld, knight, 10/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Oxford. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of release by John de Pretilwelle of London, spioer, to 
William de Dersham of Offeton of all his right and claim in all the manor 
of Southcirch and in all its appurtenances, which formerly belonged to 
Sir Peter de Southchirch, knight, in the towns of Pivtilwe, Northorp, 
Northshobury, Hadleye. Middelton, Bures Giffard, Hakewell and Legh, 
also he has released to William all his right and claim m all the lands 
which formerly belonged to John de Newwiton in the towns of Staneford, 
Mockyngges, Curyngham, Fobbyngges, Hornedon, lloton and Gynge 
Mounteney. Witnesses: John de Neville of Essex, John de llexeinng- 
ham, Richard de Haveryngges, Ed[mund fiti Simond, knights, Edward 
de Wodeham, John Berelond the elder, Richard Samuel, John Saver the 
elder. Dated at Southchirch on Monday after St. Faith, -I Edward 111. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on '20 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of general release by Mar) late the wife of Thomas label of 
Hatfeld Peverel to Sir Robert de Mann, knight. Dated at I. ewe Many, 

2* October, 21 I'.dwanl HI. 

Memorandum that Mary oame into chancery at Westminster or, 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



24 EDWARD TIT.— Part 2. 



•271 



1350. 



Oct. 22. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 23. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 2G. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 28. 

\V< tminster. 



Membrane 9<I — cont. 

Enrolment of release by the same to the same of all her right and claim 
in all the lands, fees, homages, fealties, rents, services, liberties and customs 
in Hebregg, Great Totham and Little Totham. Dated at Leyre Marny, 
20 April,' 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Mary came into chancery at Westminster on 29 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of release by the same to John Heyward, vicar of Hatfeld 
Peverel church and to Thomas Brandon of Wytham, of all her right and 
claim in all the lands, rents and services in the town of Hatfeld Peverel 
which they have of the gift and enfeoffment of William son of John Fabel 
of Hatfeld Peverel, clerk. Witnesses : Thomas de Maundevile, Hugh de 
Badewe, knights, John de Boys, John de Ultynge, Bartholomew Bygod, 
Thomas Bastard, John atte Merssh, Richard de Bures. Dated at Hatfeld 
Peverel, 28 October, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Mary came into chancery at Westminster on 29 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

William de Fyndern acknowledges that he owes to Henry, earl of 
Lancaster, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in the county of Nottingham. 

Ralph Dufi'eld acknowledges that he owes to the same earl 100 marks ; 
to be levied etc. in the county of Stafford. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged hi/ Walter Power, the earl's general 
attorney. 

John de Maydeford acknowledges that be owes to the earl 100 marks ; 
to be levied etc. in the county of Huntingdon. 

Thomas Adam acknowledges that he owes to Henry, earl of Lancaster, 
40 marks; to be levied etc. in the county of Derby. 

James de Hoo, parson of Napton church, diocese of Coventry and 
Lichfield, acknowledges that he owes to Edward, prince of Wales, 1601. ; 
to be levied etc. in the county of Warwick. 

Edmund de Northtoft, of Fynchyngfeld and William de Northtoft his 
brother acknowledge that they owe to William de Bohun, earl of North- 
ampton and to William de Dersham, 2 i l6l. ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 

Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William de Dersham. 

John de Wesenham, citizen of London, acknowdedges that he owes to 
Henry de Walton, archdeacon of Richemund, 2,000 marks ; to be levied 
etc. in the city of London. 

t 'ancelled on payment. 



MEMBRANE 8</. 

Oct. 18. To all the admirals, sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, keepers of the passage in 

Westminster, all the ports and maritime places of the realm, and others. Order to 

permit Reginald de Neuport to cross to parts beyond the sea. as a pilgrim, 

for which the king has given him licence, with a horse and his reasonable 

pensea in gold, without making any other apportum, notwithstanding 

any order-; to the contrary. By p.s. 

The following have like writs to cross, to wit : 

Richard Heym, William Mareny of Clyve, John Jurdan and Andrew 
de Wolvesthorp. 



•272 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. Membrane 8</ — rant. 

Peter de Wotton with two men and three horses. 

John son of William de Retford, Robert Maunyel and Robert de 

Bhirewod. 
Robert de Dighton, clerk, with Matthew 1 Jot, chaplain, a groom and 

two horses. 
Muster John de Crumwell, parson of Lamley church, with Thomas 

Swift, chaplain, a groom and his horses. 
Antandus Surdevill with one horse. 
Thomas Pardern with a groom. 
Richard Mounte and John de Beverlaco. 
Richard de Leyhaui. 
Reginald de Neuport with one horse. 
Master John de Bryan with four men and four hor- 
Thomas de la Hay with a groom and onv horse. 
William de Sutton, parson of White well church, Thomas de Whitewell, 

chaplain, John de Brampton, chaplain, with two men and four horses. 
Henry Galeis with a yeoman and two horses. 
John de Codyngton, John de Botheby and Alan Boys, clerks, with 

three men and four horses. 
Peter de Gildesburgh with four persons. 

Beatrice Luterelle with a damsel, a chaplain, a yeoman and a groom. 
Elizabeth late the wife of Bartholomew de Lysle with a chaplain, a 

damsel, two yeomen, three grooms and five horses. 
Robert de Tirwhit of Beverley. 
Thomas de Santon. 
Geoffrey de Hamby. 
Simon de Mai ton. 

John de Goldyngham of Chekwell, knight, with a yeoman and two horses. 
Ralph de Hanley with a groom and two horses. 
Peter de Cokeryngton with a groom and two horses. 
James de Hereford with a groom and two horses. 
Robert de Ormesby, with a groom and two horses. 
Joan de Nevill with one horse. 
William de Shillyngton and Joan his wife. 
Denise de Elsham and Adam de Farndon. 
John de la Ryvere with two persons and three hor- 
William de Spayngue with two fellows, two grooms. 
John atte Hale and Thomas de Briddeport. 
Vincent de Norton. 
Elias Fychet, chaplain. 
Thomas Payn of Helgheton, chaplain. 
Lucy de Hodelston of Lincoln, with a groom. 
William de Atherby of Lincoln, chaplain. 
Thomas de Blaunknay, chaplain. 
William, parson of Crungethorp ohuroh, Henry de Bonyngton and 

Thomas de Trous. 
William Talemache, knight, with three men and three ban 

Nov. 5. John de Mouhray, lord of A\iholm, acknowledges thai he owes to William 

Westminster, de la Pole, the elder, 200/. ; to he lex u d, in default of payment, of his hinds 

and chattels in the county of Lincoln. 

Nov. 2. William de Wakefeld, parson of Wotton church, acknowledges that he 

Westminster, owes to William de Horneby, parson of Riboheetre church, t>ik<. 7,/.; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
OOdB in the coin neoln. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 



24 FDWAPJ) III. I'aut 2. 



273 



1350. 

Nov. 17. 

Westminster. 

Nov. 26. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane tid — cont. 

John de Colon, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to John 
Frebody, parson of Bocton Aluph church, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

John de Colby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore 
and John de Brigham, clerks, 06/. ; to be levied etc. in Norfolk. 

Memorandum that David and John de Brigham on 27 November 
following granted that if John de Colby should pay them at London on 
Friday after St. Nicholas, 38/., the recognisance should be null and void. 

Cancelled un payment, acknowledged by John de Brit/ham. 

John son of William de Lodelowe of Northampton acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Dersham, Robert de Pulteneye and John de Tilteye 
100/. ; to be levied etc. in the county of Northampton. 



Oct. 18. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 19. 

Westminster. 



MEMBRANE Id. 

John de Hereford, parson of Westrasen church, acknowledges that he 
owes to William de Kelleseye, parson of Navenby church, 40 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in the county of Lincoln. 

John de Channels, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Hanhampstede, citizen and pepperer of London, 20/. ; to be levied etc. in 
the county of Leicester. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Adam de Swynburn, knight, and John son of William de Taleworth, 
acknowledge that they owe to Thomas de Lacy, knight, 200/. ; to be 
levied etc. in the county of Cambridge. 

< ancelled an payment. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Thomas de Lucy and Sir 
John de Wynewyk, clerk, testifying that whereas the king lately granted 
to John the custody of the lands which belonged to Sir Thomas Darners in 
Cumberland, to hold until the full age of Margaret; daughter and heir of 
the said Thomas Darners, and in case she died under age, the custody of 
any heir of her under age ; and then the king, with John's assent, 
granted to Sir Thomas de Lucy the custody of the said lands to hold in the 
form aforesaid, tin; said Thomas acknowledges that he is bound to John in a 
yearly rent of 10/., to be paid in the cathedral church of St. Peter, York, 
until the full age of Margaret, or of her heir if she die under age etc. as afore- 
said, and then the rent shall cease and with this the' preceding recognisance 
shall lose its force. Dated at Westminster, 13 October, 21 Edward ill. 
French. 

Memorandum that both John de Wynewyk and Thomas de Lucy came into 
chancery at Westminster on 1 1 October and acknowledged the preceding 
deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Thomas de Lucy and John 
de Wynwyk, clerk, testifying that whereas Thomas is bound to John in 
100 marks by the above recognisance, to he paid at Michaelmas next, John 
giant. , that il Thomas pay him a yearly rent of 10/. in the cathedral church 
of St. Peter, fork, according to the purport of the preceding indenture, 
the recognisance shall he null. Daied at Westminster, 15 October, 
21 Edward III. French. 

Memorandum that both John and Thomas Came into chancery at West- 
minster on 16 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 



I72<;4 



S 



274 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



iqr.M Membrane Id — cont. 

Enrolment of release by Mary Late the wife of Thomas Pabel of Hatfield 
Peverel to Thomas de Belhous, Walter de Salcote, parson of Greal 
Borkyslegh church, and John Mareys, chaplain, of all her right and 
claim in the manor of Anlernehalle and in all the lands, fees, honia 
fealties, rents, services, fail's, liberties and customs in llorndon. Dated at 
Hatfield Peverel, 2t; October, 21 Edward 111. 

Memorandum thai Mary came into chancery at Westminster on 29 
October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Oct. 27. To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to he made that 

Westminster, no merchant or other person shall take any corn out of the port of that 
city to ports beyond without the king's special licence, unless he has bills 
under the seal of Robert de Herle, captain of Calais to take such corn to 
Calais for the maintenance of the king's lieges there, upon pain of the for- 
feiture' of the corn and of the vessels in which it is laded, and to arrest those 
found doing the contrary after the proclamation, with their corn and vessels, 
and keep them safely until further order, certifying the king from time to 
time of the names of those arrested, of the vessels and the lords and masters 
thereof, and of the number of quarters and nature of the corn, as the 
scarcity of com has increased in the realm by its frequent transportation 
out of England. [Fadera.] 
The like to the following : 

The sheriff of Kent and the sheriffs of seventeen other counties. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich and of thirteen other towns. 

The bailiffs of Hastynges and of eleven other towns. [Ibid.] 

MEMBRANE 6</. 

Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Thomas Ferle, John 
deBedeford, John de Northburgh, Richard de Melcheboum, John Malewayn 
and Nicholas de Wandelesworth, testifying that the king has leased at term 
to Thomas and his fellows all the customs and subsidies of wool, hides and 
wool-fells and of other customable merchandise due in the port of Berewvk 
upon Twede, from Michaelmas last until Michaelmas next, at a rent of 
1,200/., and has granted to them that the customers, weighers and 
controllers in that port shall be appointed with their assent and by then- 
nomination only, and that the issues of the said customs and subsidies 
shall be delivered to the said John Malewayn and Nicholas as their 
attorneys, and that the customers shall account with those attorr 
for the receipt of those issues for the said time, and they shall bo 
discharged by those attorneys of their account towards the king; he also 
grants that no wool, hides or wool-fells except of the crop of Scotland shall 
pass there, and if any merchant bring wool etc. of the crop of England to 
pass there, wherein the king may lose the customs and subsidies thereon, 
that the said wool etc. shall he forfeited, one moiety to the king and the 
other to Thomas and his fellows, and the customer Dominated in the 
port by Thomas and his fellows shall have power b\ commission to 
arrest wool, hides and wool-fells id' the crop of England that come there 
and to deliver the forfeiture as aforesaid; the king also grants that the 
passage of wool shall be open in the said port tor the whole of the 
said time, and if it is forbidden he agrees to make an abatement m 
the 1,200/. in accordance with the tune. Dated at Westminster on the 

last day of September, 24 Edward III. /•><//</<. 

Enrolment of deed testifying thai whereas Lionel de Bratlenham and 
Gilbert le Blount of Plesoj have enfeoffed Mary, late the wife of Thomas 
Pabel of Ihitfeld Peverel, and lohn then- son. of all the lai ■ tab 



24 EDWARD III.— Part 2. 



27 f) 



1350. 



Nov. 13. 

Westminster. 



Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 1. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 6V — cont. 

belonged to Thomas in the towns of Hatfeld Peverel, Wytham, Terlynge, 
Fayrstede, White Nottele, Wykham, Borham, Wodeharn Wauter, and in 

two parts of the manor of Falkebourn, and the advowson of Palkebourn 
church, and thoy also granted to him all the foes, advowsons, homages, 
fealties, rents, services, liberties and customs which he held in the said 
towns, to hold for themselves and the heirs of John's body with remainder 
to Sir Robert de Marni, knight, in default, as is fully contained in a 
charter, William son of John Fabel of Hatfeld Peverel, clerk, has 
continued the aforesaid grants and has released to Mary and John, and to 
Sir Robert all his right and claims in all the aforesaid tenements. Dated 
at Hatfeld Peverel, in Essex, 28 October, 2i Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
30 October and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, puts in his place William de 
Whytynton or Simon de Lychefeld or Philip de Drayton to prosecute the 
execution of a recognisance for 100 marks, made to him in chancery by 
Geoffrey de la Mare. 

Geoffrey de la Mare puts in his place William de Wynterton, clerk, to 
defend the execution of a recognisance for 100 marks, made by him in 
chancery to Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. 

John de Kirkeby of Horton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to 
William, son of Walter de Clopton, of Suffolk, 400Z. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent. 

John Gernoun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to the same William 
200/. ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 

William de Watteford is sent to the abbot and convent of Malmesbury, 
to receive such maintenance from that house, for life, as Thomas de 
Weryngton, deceased, had there at the king's request. P>y p.s. [21215.] 

Memorandum that John bishop of Worcester, the chancellor, on Friday, 
19 November, before the first hour, in the new chamber next the inner 
chapel in the palace of Westminster delivered the great seal to the king, in 
the presence of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, Richard earl of 
Arundel, William earl of Huntingdon and Partholomew de Burgherssh, 
and the king delivered that seal to John de Crey of Retherfeld, his steward, 
ordering him to open it and to seal a commission and a writ therewith, 
and, that done, the king ordered the seal to be returned to the chancellor 
to be kept as before. [Fadera.] 






MEMBRANE 5<I. 



owes to William de 

; to be levied, m default 



Nov. 4. Thomas do Colshull acknowledges that he 

Westminster. Hanhampstede, citizen and peppererof London, 201 

of payment, of his lands and chattels in Berks.. 

Nov. 10. William Banastre acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, clerk, 

Westminster. 40*. ; to he Levied etc. in Salop. 

Memorandum that David granted that if Walter paid him 20s. on the 
octaves of Hilary following, then the recognisance should be null. 
( 'ancelled mi payment. 

Nov. 10. John de Ludyngton acknowledges that he owes to John de Grey of 

Westminster. Retherfeld, steward of the kind's hon: -.elmld, 1,000 marks; to be levied 
etc. m the county of York, 



•276 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



ioi-A Membrane 5d — eont. 

Dec. 1. John de Colby, knight, Thomas de Bergham and John de Codenham 

Westminster, acknowledge that they owe to Queen Philippa 80Z. ; to be Levied etc. in 

Norfolk. 

Enrolment of general release by William de Dersham of Ofteton to John 
de Pritelwell, of London, spicer. Witnesses: John de Nevill of Essex, 
John de Kevenyngham, Richard de Haveryng, Ed[mund] litz Simond, 
knights, Edward de Wodeham, John Berelond, the elder, Richard Samuel, 
John Sayer, the elder. Dated at Southcherche on the feast of St. Luke, 
24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 
20 October, and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Nov. 8. Edmund, prior of Ft. Bartholomew's Smethefeld, London, acknowledges 

Westminster, for himself and convent that they owe to Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, 
10/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Middlesex. 

i 'ancelled on payment. 

John de Wathsand, Richard de Sancto Quintino and Thomas de 
Wythornwyk acknowledge that they owe to David de Wollore, clerk, 80/. ; 
to be levied etc. in the county of York. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

Nov. 13. Roger, abbot of Coggeshale, acknowledges for himself and convent that 

Westminster they "owe to David de Wollore, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of their hinds and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex. 

Memorandum that David granted that if the abbot pay 10 marks to him 
at St. Peter ad Vincula next the said recognisance shall he null. 
< 'ancelled on payment. * 

Thomas de Gillyngham acknowledges that he owes to John Stodeye, 
citizen and vintner of London, 40/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Kent. 

Nov. ^0. Peter de Boxsted of Essex, William de Dersham and Hugh de Nanton 

Westminster, the younger, acknowledge that they owe to Walter Turk, citizen and fish- 
monger of London, 60/. ; to be levied etc. in Essex. 
< 'ancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of indenture made between William de Dersham, Robert de 
Pulteneye and John de Tylteye of the onv part and John son of William de 
Lodelowe of Northampton of the other part, testifying that whereas John 
son of William granted a yearly rent of 20 marks by his deed enrolled in 
ohancery to the said William, Robert and John, to be received of all his 
lands in the county of Northampton, and has made a recognisance for 100/. 
in chancery to them to be paid at Easter next, and he and William de 
Lodelowe bis father have made a law merchant for 1 00/. to John tie 
Pulteney, knight, whose exeoutors William, Robert and John are, thev 
grant that if John pay them or their attorney in the church of Si. Laurence 
near Candelwykstrete, London, at the Purification next, 10 marks, and L> 
marks at Midsummer ne\l, and LOO marks in five years following Michael- 
mas next, to wit 20 marks each year, then the dwd for the 10W. yearlj and 

the recognisance shall be null. Dated at London in the parish of 

St. Laurence near Candelwykstrete on Saturday after St. Edmund the 
King, 2 l Edward 111. French. 
Memorandum thai William de Dersham, Robert and John de Tilteye oame 

into chancers at London on 87 November and acknowledged tin pu 

indenture. 



£4 EDWAKD 111. Paet 2. 



277 



1350. 

Nov. 28. 
Westminster. 



Dec. 2. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 5<l — cont. 

Andrew de Sakevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Walter Page 
and to John de Merowe, citizens and skinners of London, 11/. 16s. Id. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Sussex. 

< 'ancelled on payment. 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to deliver to 
Thomas de Leyham the woad (naidas et icedas) arrested in a ship called 
■ Seintemarie Shipp' of Lescluse, whereof Peter Moy is master, by a mainprise, 
certifying the king in chancery of the value thereof without delay, as 
Thomas, John de Tilneye, John Edmund and Geoffrey de Neuton of London 
have mainperned before the king to answer to him on the quinzaine of 
Hilary next for the said woad arrested by William Barry, under constable of 
Dover, at Sandwich, if it is considered by the king and council that they 
ought to pertain to the king. By C. 

Memoiandum that Bartholomew certified in chancery that on 15 December 
following he delivered to Thomas 4 tuns of woad (tcayd) price 16/., and 
16 quintals of woad (wed) price 81., in the said castle. 



Membrane id. 

Enrolment of release by Menaudus de Chesthunte, knight, to Sir John de 
Staunton, knight, and dame Alice his wife and to John's heirs, of all his 
right and claim in all those tenements with houses built thereon, shops, 
upper chambers, gardens and all their appurtenances, which Walter de 
Chesthunte, his father, and the said Alice held of the grant of John 
Whithorne of Dun ton, chaplain, in Bokerelesbury Street, London, in 
accordance with the tenor of a charter thereupon. Richard de Kyslyngbury, 
then mayor of London ; Roger de Depham, then recorder ; John Not and 
William de Wircestre, then sheriffs of that city. Witnesses: John Pecche, 
Adam de Bury, John de Oxeneford, Nicholas Bole, Bartholomew Thomasyn. 
Dated at London on Tuesday, the feast of St. Andrew, 24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Menaudus came into chancery at London on 
16 December and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Dec. 18. Edmund de Langarvan of Great Merlawe acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 
England, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in the county of Buckingham. 

John de Tamworth, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Emeldon, clerk, 10/.; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 
( 'ancelled on payment. 

Memorandum that the record and process made concerning William de 
Thorp, late chief just at into eh an eery are enroll* d on the dorse of the 

patents of this year, and are on the files among th< records of this year. 

Dec. 16. 'I o the sheriffs of London. Order to supersede the execution of the 

We*tminst« order to attach John de Weston of the parish of St. Anthony, London, as 
he has found Peter atte Wode and Roger Daber of Surrey, mainpernors, 
who have undertaker) to have him before the king on the octaves of Hilary 
m i bo an wer the charge of having made, together with others, citations, 
appeals, inhibitions and other instruments prejudicial to the king to 
weaken the judgment rendered in the king's court by which he recovered 
In itation to the archdeaconry of Cornwall against John, bishop of 

I . i ter. 



278 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1351. 

Jan. lf>. 
The Tower. 



Jan. 16. 
The Tower. 



Jan. 22. 

Westminster. 



1350. 
Oct. 26. 

Lud(|ersh;ill. 



Dec. 26. 
Westminster. 



1351. 

Jan. 24. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 4'/ — cont. 

\(l;im de Neubold, parson of Haverhill church, diocese of Norwich, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Greynesby CM. 8s. id.; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical 
goods in that diocese. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to bail William de 
Melchebourn, merchant, who is detained in the Flete prison for certain 
debts in which he is bound to the king. By C. 

John de Cndyngton, parson of the church of Staunton St. John, 
acknowledges that he owes to William de Lound, clerk, the younger, 
6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in the county of Oxford. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

William son of Reginald le Hunte is sent to the abbot and convent of 
Pershore, to receive such maintenance in that house as Reginald his 
father had there at the king's request. By p.s. 

Enrolment of grant by Thomas de Rocheford of Essex to William de 
Gonewarton of 10 marks, quit rent, to be received of all his lands in 
the towns of Ledenrothyng, Whitrothyng and Aydroprothyng in Essex. 
Witnesses: Sir John de Nevill and Sir Thomas de Maundevill, knights, 
Peter Faueler, Giles de WestmeU, citizen of London, Geoffrey Patrik, 
clerk. Dated at London on Friday before St. Thomas the Apostle. 
24 Edward III. 

Memorandum that Thomas came into chancery at London on 20 December 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

James, prior of the new hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopesgate, 

London, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to Adam 
Fraunceys and Thomas de Langeton, citizens and mercers of London, 
100/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and 
ecclesiastical goods in the city of London. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation 
to be made that no purveyors of the king or of others or those newly 
appointed to purvey corn and divers other victuals for his use shall presume 
to take any corn or other victuals brought to that city to be sold from 
those bringing it, upon pain of forfeiture, and if they find any doing the 
contrary after the proclamation they shall take them and keep them safely 
until the king notifies to them what has been ordained by him and the 
council thereupon, as the king is informed that by fear thereof the vendors 
of such victuals have for no small time withdrawn from coming to the city 
with any victuals, and withdraw more and more, so that wctuals can 
hardly be found there, and the king has determined that a parliament 
must shortly be held at his palace of Westminster near that city, and that 
great peril may come to him and his affairs by reason of such taking. 

By K. and C. 



1350, 

Nov. 25. 
w t tmiri bei 



MEMBRANE 3d. 

To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament to 

be held at Westminster on the octaves of the Purification next to treat 

upon certain affairs touching the king and the -j,ood government ol 

land and of the king's other lands and to give bis counsel, warning 

the prior and chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, the archdeacons and 



24 KDWAIil) III. Taut ± 



27! » 



1350. 



Dec. 23. 
Westminster. 



1351. 

Jan. 12. 

London. 



Jan. 18. 



Jan. in. 
Westmio 



Jan. 21. 
Westrairi 



Membrane 8d — tvm<. 

all the clergy of his diocese to attend the said parliament, the prior and 

archdeacons in person and the chapter and clergy by their proctors. 

By K. and C. 
[Beport Dignity of a Peer, iv. ]>. 587.] 

The like to W. archbishop of York and to eighteen bishops. [Ibid.] 

To the abbot of Westminster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to twenty-four other abbots, the prior of Lewes and the prior 
of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. [Ibid.] 

To Henry, earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament. 
[Ibid.] 

The like to Edward, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of 
Chester, William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, nine other earls and 
fifty others. [Ibid. Heading William la Zousche of Haryngworth, the 
younger, for William la Zoushe de Haryngworth seniori.] 

To William de Shareshull. Summons to attend the said parliament, 
to give his counsel with others of the council. [Ibid.] 

The like to twelve others. [Ibid.] 

To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden 
of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause two 
barons from each of those ports to be chosen to attend the said parliament. 

By K. and C. 

[Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights for that shire, two 
citizens for each city and two burgesses for each borough to be chosen to 
attend the said parliament. [Ibid.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies 
his place. Order to release Adam Brabasoun, citizen of London, from the 
Tower where he is detained for certain trespasses and excesses, by the 
mainprise of Simon Fraunceys, Richard Lacer, Roger de Depham, William 
Welde, William de Wircestre, Adam de Bury and John de Gloucestre, 
citizens of London, who have undertaken to have him in the Tower on the 
morrow of the Circumcision next, to answer for the same. By K. 

To the abbot of Malmesbury. Although the king summoned him to 
attend a parliament to be held at Westminster on the octaves of the 
Purification next, yet at the request of Roger de Bello Campo the king has 
discharged him for this turn of coming to that parliament. 

By K. on the information of Roger. 
Report Dignity of a Peer, iv. j>. 590.] 

John de Wesenham, merchant, acknowledges that he owes to Bernardettus 
lord of Alhret (de Lebreto), and to Bernard do Saltu, 3,000 florins de Veen 
[de scuto) of the ancient coin of France ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Simon son of Bartholomew Sauvage of the parish of Stokebury of Kent, 
acknowledges that he owes fco Peter Haunsard, citizen of London, and to 
John de Middelton of that comity, 100/. ; to be levied etc. in Kent. 

Simon de Bwanlond, knight, and John Aignel acknowledge that they 
owe fco Geoffrey de Aston 10/. ; fco be levied etc. in Middlesex. 
' ancelled on payment. 



280 



CALENDAB OK CLOSE ROLLS. 



1350. 
Dec 

\\ itminstcr. 



Dec. 7. 
W estminster 



Dec. 6. 

VVestminst* r, 



Dec. ii. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 15. 
The Tower. 

1351. 

Jan. 2 '2. 

\\ ■ tminster. 



MEMBRANE 2d. 

Thomas Cary of Dorset acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Sknhek and John Cory, clerk, 17/. ; to be levied etc. in Dorset. 
< 'ancelled an payment. 

Robert de Bradenham puts in his place Andrew de Budeston to prosecute 
the execution of a recognisance for 100/., made to him m chancery by 
Thomas de Bedyk. 

Nicholas de Rodom of Newcastle upon Tyne acknowledges that he owes 
to William de Emeldon, clerk, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in Northumberland. 

( 'ancelled on payment. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to permit the mayor, bailiffs 
and community of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne to have respite until 
the octaves of the Purification next for all debts which they owe to the 
king. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that 
no earl, baron, knight, esquire or any other man at arms or archer, shall 
cross from England to parts beyond, upon pain of forfeiture, and that no 
master of a ship or mariner shall presume to take any such persons across 
upon pain of forfeiture, without the king's special licence or order, and if 
they find any doing the contrary after the proclamation, they shall take 
them with their horses, armour and all their equipment, the ships in which 
they are found and the masters and mariners thereof, and keep them safely 
until further order, certifying the king in chancery from time to time of 
the names of the persons and ships and of the value of the horses, goods 
and ships so arrested. By K. and C. 

The like to the following : — 

The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. 

The bailiffs of Boston. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. 

The bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiffs of Harwich. 

Tin bailiffs of Dunwich. 

The bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The mayor and bailiff's of Dover. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Cioestre. 

The mayor and bailiffs of La Rye. 

The bailiffs of Portesmuth. 

The bailiffs of Shorham. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton. 

William Poleyn of Cayner of Somerset, acknowledges that he owes to 
Robert de Newenham, clerk, 100». ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 

his lands and chattels m that county. 

Richard atte See of Ravenser of Qrymesb) acknowledges that be owes 
to Edmund de Grymesby, clerk, 10/.; to be levied etc. in the count] ot 
Lincoln. 



Jan. 24. John de Grantesete acknowledges that he owes t>> Robert de Geddyng, 

Ui '''■ knight, and to John Quenyld, it) marks; to be levied etc. in the oountj 

Cambridge. 



21 EDWARD III. Part 2. 



2H1 



1351 



Membrane 2»/ — cont. 

Enrolment of grant by Simon Savage son of Bartholomew Savage of the 

parish of Stokebury, co. Kent, to Peter Haunsard, citizen of London, of 
a yearly rent of 50 quarters of palm-barley (prdei palmalis) with savory 
(cunulis) of the better price according to the measure of London, to be 
received of all his lands and rents in the parishes of Aldyngton, Thornham, 
Byckenore and Stokebury in that county, to be paid at Michaelmas at 
Middelton near Sydyngbourn. Witnesses : John Lovekyn, Ralph de Lenn, 
John Litle, John Wroth, Simon de Mordon, Richard de Redyng, John de 
Middelton. Dated at London on Sunday after St. Hilary, 24 Edward III. 
Memorandum that Simon came into chancery at London on 20 January 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of grant by the said Simon to John de Middelton, citizen 
of London, of a like rent to be paid at Michaelmas at Middelton near 
Sydingebourn in John's house. Witnesses : Nicholas de Farndon, Gilbert 
de Stayndrop, William de Ippegrave, Thomas de Hyngeston, Robert de 
Thame, mercer, Peter Haunsard, John Lythegrave, William Thyngewyk, 
Geoffrey atte Gate, Robert de Herlawe, Thomas Frythebek, William 
Baldewyn. Dated as preceding. 

Memorandum as preceding. 



1D r n MEMBRANE Id. 

loot). 

Enrolment of grant by John son of William de Lodelowe of Northampton 
to William de Dersham, John de Pulteneye and John de Tylteye of 
20 marks yearly quit rent, to be received of all his lands in the county 
of Northampton, and he has paid a mark to them in the presence of Robert 
de Mouselee, Geoffrey de la Launde, Laurence de Belgrave by virtue of that 
grant in the name of an attornment. Dated at London in the parish of 
St. Laurence near Candelwykstrete on Saturday the feast of St. Edmund 
the king, 21 Edward III. 

Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 27 November 
and acknowledged the preceding deed. 

Enrolment of indenture made between William de Dersham, Robert de 
Pulteneye and John de Tylteye of the one part, and John son of William 
de Lodelowe of the other part [as <<a page 27G] . 

Memorandum . [Ibid.] 

])i c. 1. Thomas Cary, sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, acknowledges that he owes 

Wt rtminster. to John de Stouford, knight, 42Z. lis. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in Somerset. 

Richard atte Werthen and Simon atte Pytte acknowledge that they owe 
to John de Stouford, knight, 60Z. ; to be levied etc. in Devon. 

Nov. 25. To Pi. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to the dean and chapter of 

Westminster. Lichfield for the present or the future and to their officers and commissioners. 
Order not to attempt anything to the king's prejudice in claiming a pension 
from the churcb of Wygan, knowing tli.tt the king will punish them if they 
do, .i Benry III was seised of the advowson of that church as of the right 
of his crown, and presented thereto John Maunsel, his clerk, who was 
admitted and instituted, and afterwards, a plea pending in the court of 
Edward I, between him and Robert Banastrefor the said advowson, llobert 
recovered the ami against the king by determination of that court by an 
inquisition taken thereupon, and the present king, on being informed that 



282 



CALENDAR OK CLOSE KOIXS. 



1350. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 



Dec. 20. 

Westminster. 

1351. 

Jan. 6 
LudgershalL 



Jan. 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane Id — emit. 

there were errors in the record and process and in the rendering of that 
judgment, caused the record and process to come before him, and these 
being inspected it was clear that divers errors occurred therein, wherefore 
the record and process were annulled there and the said judgment was 
revoked and the king restored to his right, and subsequently the king 
recovered his presentation to the church before the justices of the Bench 
against Robert de Langeton, knight, by writ quare impedit, and presented 
John de Wynwyk, his clerk, to the church, who was admitted and 
instituted, and now the king has learned from the bishop and others that a 
submission was made by Robert Banastre, asserting himself to be the 
patron of the church, and Robert de Marghlain, claiming to be parson of 
the church at Robert's presentation to Roger, then bishop of Coventry and 
Lichfield, by a pension from Wygan church to the church of Lichfield, 
of 80 marks yearly, by reason whereof the bishop and others claim that 
pension and the arrears thereof, for which they molest John. 

John de Langeton acknowledges that he owes to brother Philip de 
Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, 
114s. 10d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in the county of Oxford. 

Robert son of William de Gloucestr[ia] , late ' bowyere ' of London, 
acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Ebor[aco] , citizen and vintner 
of London, -40/. ; to be levied etc. in the city of London. 

To Master William de Bergeveny. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to 
come to England so that he be before the council at London on Sunday in 
Mid-Lent next, to do and receive what shall there be ordained. By K. 

The like to John Hervy. 

The like to Master Thomas de Earliolo to be before the council on the 
quinzaine of Easter next. 



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1351. 
Feb. 3. 

Westminster 



Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 

Jan. 28. 

Westminster. 



Feb. J. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 
We itminster. 

Feb. 7. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 18. 

We tmifl tei . 



Membrane 34. 

To Henry Picard, tbe king's butler, or to bim wbo supplies his place in 
the port of Bristol. Older to deliver to Joan de Carrue six tuns of wine 
for the present year, receiving from her what the king is bound to pay to 
the merchants from whom the wine is taken, in accordance with the king's 
grant to her for life on 22 April in the 14th year of the reign. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Robert Hotot, deceased. 

To Thomas de Hoo, escheator in co. Sussex. Order to permit the monks 
of the abbey of Battle to have the custody of that abbey in the present 
voidance, and the free administration of the possessions, and not to 
intermeddle therewith, restoring the issues thereof to them, in accordance 
with the royal grant to them of the custody of their abbey during 
voidances. 

The like to the following : — 

The same Thomas de Hoo, escheator in Surrey. 

John Laundels, escheator in the counties of Oxford and Berks. 

William de Langele, escheator in Kent. 

Thomas de la Ryvere, escheator in Wilts. 

Thomas de Lacy, escheator in Essex. 

To the abbot and convent of King's Beaulieu. Whereas the king has 
received great assistance from God and the Virgin Mary, in battles and 
other perils both by land and sea, he has begun to found and endow in 
their honour a new house of the Cistercian order near the Tower of London, 
to be called the royal free chapel of St. Man/ de (iraciis and to be subject 
to their monastery because it is of royal foundation, so that the abbots 
shall visit it yearly and correct where necessary, for which the king grants 
full power : the king therefore requests the abbot and convent to send 
some fit and worthy monks of their convent, to serve God and St. Mary 
and to be obedient to brother Walter de Sancta Cruce, the first president 
of the said chapel, to whom the king has sent his will, ordering him to 
receive those religious kindly. Et erat patens. 

Fcedera."] 

Mandate to Walter to receive those religious kindly and to be attendant 
upon the said abbot and his successors in all things. Et (rat paten*. 

Ibid.] 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert Danyel, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Ralph Clegher, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To John Darcy of Knayth and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire 

concerning purprestures and purprises made upon the king's soil in the 

liberty of HolderneBBe and concerning concealed lands, custodies and 

marriages pertaining to bim there and certain other things. Whereas on 

•eing found by inquisition taken by Nicholas Gower, then escheator in 



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Feb. 15. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 84 — cont. 

that liberty, that Herbert de Saneto Quintino at his death held the manor 
of Brandesburton in Holdernesse jointly with Margery his wife, to them- 
selves and the heirs of their bodies, of the gift of Robert, bishop of 
Salisbury and Nicholas le Mareschal, parson of Staunton church, by a fine 

levied in the king's eon it, and that the manor is held in chief as of the 
honour of Albemarle, in the king's hand, by certain services, on 26 June 
in the 21st year of the reign, Margery's fealty having been taken, the king 
ordered the escheator not to intermeddle further with that manor, restoring 
the issues thereof to her ; and Roger Husee, knight, and the said Margery, 
now his wife, have shown the king that because it was shown before the 
justices, the truth being suppressed, that Herbert at his death was seised of 
that manor in his demesne as of fee, Elizabeth and Eleanor his daughters 
and heirs being under age, the justices caused the manor to be taken into 
the king's hand in the name of a custody and delivered to Peter de 
Grymesby, now escheator in the said liberty, whereupon Herbert and 
Margery have besought the king to provide a remedy, and because it is not 
right that anyone should be amoved from his free tenement without answer, 
by pretext of such presentment, the king ordered the escheator not to inter- 
meddle further with the manor and to deliver the issues thereof to Roger 
and Margery, saving the king's right to the custody of the manor if any 
pertains to him : the king therefore orders the justices to supersede further 
process against Roger and Margery by pretext of the presentment afore- 
said. By C. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Redenham, deceased. 

The like to the same sheriff to elect a coroner in place of John de 
Ludegarsale. 



Fel). 20. To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Westminster, to he elected in place of John Teyntrer of Huntyngdon, who is insufficiently 
qualified. 



MEMBRANE 88. 

Feb. 10. To Roger Hillaiy, one of the justices of the Bench. Order to go to 

Westminster. Philip de Somervill, knight, and to recover a certain line from him ami to 
certify the king thereof, so that the fine may he enrolled in chancery, and 
the king may further cause right to he done for him, as Philip lately 
recovered seisin before William Basset and his fellows, justices of ass 
in the county of York, against John tie Somervill of Burton Annays 
and others named in the writ of certain tenements m Great Benton, 
recognition of assize of novel disseisin taken between them, and afterwards 
John exhibited before those justices a deed containing that Roger, de 
Somervill, lord of Burton Annays, Philip's brother, whose heir he is, g 
those tenements to John to hold under a certain form, and asserted that 
Philip could have been excluded by that deed from the . winch \ 

taken in John's absence, and be sought for a remedy, and process being 
continued thereupon, Philip, who denied the deed, was oonvioted of such 
denial by a jury of the country on which he placed himself, and which w 
adjourned to the said lunch and was afterwards taken at York l>v the 

king's writ of nisi priiis, wherefore it was determined that Philip should 

he taken and that John should have the said land and his datna 
previously ta\ed at the double rate by recognition of the said 

toi which damagi fohn chose that all Philip's goods ami chattels and a 



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1351 



Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 15. 

Westminster. 

Feb. 16. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 12. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 15. 

Westmii, 



I • b. 24. 

W< tmjrj 



Membrane 33 — cont. 

moiety of his lands, as his free tenement, should be delivered to him in 
accordance with the statute, until he had levied 40/. thereof, and upon this 
a writ to the sheriff of Lincoln was granted to him, as is found by the tenor 
of the record and process of the said affair which the king has caused to 
come before him in chancery, and now Philip has besought the king to 
order the taking of himself to be superseded by a fine, as he is aged and 
blind and is ready to satisfy the king for what pertains to him in the 
premises. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to 
be elected in place of Thomas de Lytlyngton, who is insufficiently qualified. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of Robert Fourbour, of Carlisle, deceased. 

To the prior of Derhurst. Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston what 
is in arrear to him of the ferm of that priory from the time when the prior 
had the custody of the same, and to pay him that ferm henceforth, yearly, 
in accordance with the king's grant to Thomas, in recompence for 
2367. 7s. 'd<I. in part satisfaction of 500 marks which the king granted to 
him to maintain his estate as a banneret, of the ferm of that priory, 
extended at 1101. yearly, and of the ferm of the priory of Newent, extended 
at 180/. yearly, so that he should answer at the exchequer for the 72*. 9r/. 
exceeding the said sum of 236/. 7s. 3</., to hold so long as those priories 
should remain in the king's hand by reason of the war between him and 
his adversaries of France. Fa erat patens. 

The like to the prior of Newent to pay his ferm to Thomas. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in Somerset. Order not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of P>urnham, 24 acres of pasture and 100 acres of 
wood in Cherleton Mussegros, in that county, restoring the issues thereof, 
as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de 
Bures at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief or of 
any other in that bailiwick, but that he held the premises for life jointly 
with Hawisia his wife, now deceased, of the grant of John de Holers, by a 
fine levied in the king's court, with remainder to Giles de Bello Campo 
and Katherine his wife and to the heirs of their bodies. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln for the present or the future. Order to pay to 
Eleanor, daughter of Hugh le Despenser the elder, what is in arrear to her 
of 20/. yearly of the issues of the county of Lincoln, and to pay her that sum 
yearly henceforth for her life, notwithstanding that Joan her sister is dead, 
as on 2(5 June in the 11th year of the reign the king granted to Eleanor and 
to Joan, Hugh's daughters, nuns of tin; house of Sempyngham, 20/. to be 
i' ceived yearly for their lives of the said issues, in aid of their maintenance 
and clothing in recompence for 20/. which they used to receive yearly of 
the manor of Loughteburgh. 

By K. and pet. of parliament, on the information of John de Wynwyk. 

I'lt erat 'patent. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the 
demand made upon Roger Mauduyt, son and heir of Roger Mauduyt for 
the extent of the lands which Elizabeth late the wife of Gilbert de 
I infravyll, earl of Angos, held in dower or otherwise for life in 
Northumberland and the liberty of Rydesdale, of the inheritance of Gilbert 
son arid heir of Robert de I infravyll, tenant in chief of the lute king, a 
minor in the king's wardship, or of any other sum for those lands, from 
6 -July in the 5th year of the reifm, provided that he answer for the said 



286 



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1351. 



Feb. 18. 
\\ estminster. 



Feb. 24. 
\\ estminster. 



Feb. 16. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 24. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 38 — cont. 

extent before that day, as on 2 November in the 2nd year of the reign, the 
king granted to Roger Mauduyt the custody of the said lands, to hold 
until the said heir should come of age, for rendering the extent thereof 
yearly, at the exchequer, and on the said (J July although Gilbert de 
Dmfravyll son and heir of Robert do (Jmfravyll, earl of Angos, tenant in 
chief, had not proved his age, thu king took his homage for all the lands 
which Robert held in chief, and rendered them to him with the lands 
which Elizabeth, Robert's mother held in dower at her death. 

To William de Plompton, escheator in the county of York. Order to 
restore a plot of land called Bouthom and the liberties thereof to the 
mayor and bailiffs of York, without delay, informing the abbot of St. Mary's. 
York, that he may sue against the mayor and bailiffs at the common law, 
if lie sees lit, as upon inspection of the plea pending before the chancellor, 
treasurer and others of the council between the abbot and convent of 
St. Mary's, York, and the said mayor and bailiffs for that plot and its 
liberties, it seemed to the skilled of the council that the said plea was 
begun without an original writ and other due process thereupon, whereby 
the king has superseded the further holding of that plea before the 
council. By p.s. [21811.] 

To Richard Blundel, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order 
not to distrain Thomas Saffrey, kinsman and heir of Alice Saffrey, for his 
homage, as the king has taken his homage for all the lands that Alice held 
in chief, for which homage the king lately gave him a respite. 

By p.s. [21810.] 

The like to Walter Dastyn, escheator in the county of Gloucester, not to 
distrain Thomas de Berkele of Coberle for his homage, who lately married 
Joan, daughter and heir of Geoffrey Larcher, tenant in chief. 

By p.s. [21288.] 

To John de Coupeland. escheator in Northumberland. Order to cause 
Robert de Claveryng, son and heir of William de Claveryng, tenant in 
chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his 
death in his demesne as of fee, as he lias proved his age before Robert 
Bertram, late escheator in that county, and the king has taken his homage 
for all the lands held m chief. Bj p.-. 218<K). 



MEMBRANE 32. 

March 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge 

Westminster. Gerard Salvayn, late sheriff of York, of 20/. 2s. 1</. upon his account, 
which he is hound to render at the exchequer of the issues oi Ins ofl 

as the kmg has pardoned him that sum m consideration of the damages 
suffered by him by reason of the late deadly pestilence and oi his heaw 

labours in that office. Bj K and C. 

March 10. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to William de 

Ul tminster. '|'| lol p knight, all the cloths, beds, jewels, charters, deeds, bonds, memoranda 
and goods and chattels which belonged to him, and were taken into the 
king's hand, except money, to hold of the king's gift. B] K 



• III. prlyj H,.,i [■ dated 89 February 



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287 



1351. 

March 10. 

Westminster. 



March 9. 
Westminster. 



March 3. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 

Westminster. 



March 10. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 21. 
Westmirj 



Membrane 32 — cont. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains, Dublin. Order to pay to Andrew de 
Guldeforde and Walter Warde, the king's Serjeants at arms, whom the king 
appointed to arrest all ships of the burthen of 40 tuns and more in the land 
of Ireland, and mariners siiilicient to manage them and to take them to 
Portesmuth, to be there before the Ascension next to set out thence in the 
king's service, as has been ordained by the council, their reasonable wages 
for the time when they were attendant upon the premises, and the wages 
for the masters and mariners, from the time when those ships were ready 
to sail to England until they reached the said port. By K. 

To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order 
to assign to John Sturmy of Holdernesse and to Aubrey his wife, late the 
wife of John Conestable of Halsham, tenant in chief as of the honour 
of Albemarle, Aubrey's dower of all the lands which belonged to John 
Conestable at his death. By letter of the seal called le Griffoun. 

To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to 
take the fealty of William de Huntyngfeld son and heir of Roger de 
Huntyngfeld, knight, tenant in chief, according to the form of a schedule 
enclosed, and to cause him to have seisin of all the lands whereof his 
father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as he has proved 
his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage for all the 
lands held in chief. By p.s. [21359.] 

The like to the following, to wit : — 

The escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The escheator in the county of Cambridge. 

The escheator in Essex. 

To the fermors of the customs and to their mainpernors and to the 
mainpernors' attorneys, and to the collectors of the customs in the port of 
Kyngeston upon Hull. Order not to permit William de la Pole to 
intermeddle with the collection of the ancient custom in that port by 
pretext of the king's previous letters or orders, but to collect all the issues 
of that custom for the king's use and keep them safely until further order, 
although the king commited to William the said custom in that port and 
the custody of one part of the coket seal. By p.s. [21383.] 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver to William de Thorp without 
delay all his lands, goods and chattels together with the issues of the lands, 
lately taken into the king's hand by decree of his court. By K. 

The like to the following to wit : — 

The sheriff of Surrey. 

The sheriff of Buckingham. 

The sheriff of Northampton. 

The sheriff of Huntingdon. 

The sheriff of Cambridge. 

The sheriff of Lincoln. 

The sheriff of Warwick. 

To Reginald de Cobham. Order to deliver to John de Bello Campo, 
son and heir of John de Bello Cainpo of Somerset, tenant in chief, all the 
lands of his inheritance, as he has proved his age before certain lieges 
appointed to take it and the king has taken his homage and fealty for all 
the lands held in chief. By p.s. [21317.] 

The like to Hugh de Mortuo Mari for the same heir. By the same writ. 

To Thomas Cary, escheator in Somerset. Like order to cause the said 
heir to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his 
death in his demesne as of fee. By the game writ. 



1M CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



j or. I Membrane 32 — rout. 

Feb. 21. To Henry Sturmy, escheator in bhe county of Southampton. Order not 

u Bstminster, i distrain William de Overton for his homage, as he has done homage to 
the king for a moiety of the manor of Westuderle in that county and for 
the advowson of the church of that manor, which are held in chief. 

By p.s. [21321.] 

Jan. 23. To Thomas de Hoo, escheator in Surrey. Order not to intermeddle 

Westminster, further with certain tenements at Worplesdon in that county, restoring the 

issues thereof, as the king has learned hy inquisition taken hy the escheator 

that Thomas de llokesle at his death held no lands in chief in that county 

whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king. 

Feb. 28. To Henry Sturmy, escheator in the county of Southampton. Order not to 

Westminster, intermeddle further with the manor of Westchelburgh and the advowson of 
the church of that manor, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has 
learned hy inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas Devenyssh, of 
Winchester, at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in 
service in chief or of any other, in that bailiwick, but that he held the said 
manor and advowson for life jointly with Edith, his wife, of the grant of 
William de Fifhide and John tie Alvyngton by a hue levied in the kind's 
court, with remainder to John de Edyndon and Agnes, Nicholas's daughter, 
and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor and advowson are held 
of John de Mohun of Dunsterre. by knight's service. 

March 1G. To the collectors of the subsidy of 40</. on the tun of wine in the port of 

Westminster. Sandwich. Order to supersede the exaction for that subsidy for 259 tuns 

and a pipe of wine which were lately taken to that port in a ship called 

'la cofigie Johan ' of Bayonne, as the king has pardoned Henry, duke of 

Lancaster, the subsidy thereon. By K. 



MEMBRANE 31. 

March 7. To the justiciary of Ireland for the present or the future or to him who 

Westminster, supplies his place. Order to cause all the possessions, lands and rents 
which are and have been parcels of the archbishopric of Dublin to be taken 
into the king's hands, after taking inquisition thereupon, and to deliver 
them to John fche present archbishop together with the issues thereof, as 
the cathedral church of Dublin and the archbishopric thereof are of the 
king's patronage, and certain possessions were conferred upon them by the 
king's progenitors am! others, whereof the custody OUghl to pertain to the 
king in times of a voidanoe of the archbishopric, ami now the king is 
informed that Alexander, the late archbishop made divers alienation^ of 
the said possessions, Lands and rents for life and otherwise, without 
obtaining the king's licence. B) ( 

Feb. 24, To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holderneeae. Order 

Westminster, to take the fealty of William son of John Wake of Holaym, in aceordanee 
with the form of a schedule enclosed and after taking security from him 
lor paying his relief at the exchequer, to cause him to have seisin of a plot 
of land called ' le Annum ' in llolawn, eontainin | us of land, as the 

king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his 
death held the said plot in his demesne as of tee in elnef as of the honour 
of Albemarle, in the king's hand, hy fealty and by the service of | 
12i/. yearly to the king's manor of Brustwyk, and that William is John's 
ne\t heir and of full 

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25 EDWARD III. 



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1351. 

Feb. 21. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 6. 

Westminster. 



March 20. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 7. 
Westmin 



March 27. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 

To John Chastilon, escheator in the county of Bedford. Order to take 
the fealty of Katherine late the wife of William de Sudbury, knight, in 
accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle 
further with the manor of Sudbury, restoring the issues thereof to her, as 
the king has learned by inquisition taken by William Croyser, late escheator 
in that county, that William at his death held the said manor jointly with 
Katherine for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor 
is held in chief as of the honour of Huntyngdon by the service of a moiety 
of a knight's fee and suit at the court of the said honour every three 
weeks. 

To Thomas de la Eyvere, escheator in Wilts. Order not to intermeddle 
further with a toft, 30 acres of land and 6 acres of meadow at La Frit he 
in that county, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Philip de Weleslegh, at his death, 
held no lands in chief whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to 
the king. 

To John Darcy and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire concerning 
purprestures and purprises made upon the king's soil in the parts of 
Holdernesse, co. York. Whereas, on its being found by inquisition taken 
by Nicholas Gower, then escheator in that liberty, that 2 bovates of land, 
6 acres of meadow and 45 acres of pasture in Ulram which Robert son 
of Robert Tothe of Killum held, who was outlawed for felony, had been in 
the king's hand for a year and a day, that Robert held them of Margery late 
the wife of William de Ros of Hamelak, and that Denise late the wife of 
Robert son of Robert Tothe and George Salvayn, knight, had the year, day 
and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king, he ordered that 
escheator to deliver seisin of the premises to Margery, and although she was 
seised thereof by the escheator by virtue of that order, yet the justices have 
caused those tenements to be taken into the king's hand without due process 
against Margery, because it was presented before them that the tenements 
were held in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, whereupon Margery has 
besought the king to provide a remedy by her petition before him and his 
council in the last parliament : the king therefore orders the justices, if 
this is so, to cause the king's hand to be amoved without delay from those 
tenements, restoring the issues thereof to Margery, certifying the king in 
chancery of all the process held thereupon, so that he may cause right to 
be done after inspecting the same. 

To the justices of the Bench. Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of 
Drayton has besought the king to provide a remedy, as she seeks in the 
king's court against Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, the custody 
of the land and heir of Ralph son of Ralph Basset of Draiton, a third part 
of the manor of Radeclyve upon Sore and of 2 messuages, 2 carucates of 
land in Kynston, Thrompton and Radeclyve upon Sore, as her dower, and 
the curl in pleading in the Said court, asserted that he held the custody of 
the said heir and of all the lands which belonged to Ralph Basset, tenant 
in chief, seized into the king's hand, until the heir should come of age, of 
the king's grant, and that he cannot answer in this matter without the 
king, and he sought aid of the king, and the justices have hitherto delayed 
to proceed further in that plea: the king therefore orders the justices to 
proceed further with that plea and to cause the speedy complement of 
justic- to he done to Joan, notwithstanding the said allegation. 

To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to 
Tidemannus de Lymbergh, Thoma de Brandon, Richard de Causton and 
Thomas de Notyngharrj or to their attorney 20.s. on every sacl< of wool, 



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1351. 



April 10. 
Westminster. 

May 1G. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 31 — cont. 

20a. on every 300 wool-fells and His. on every last of hides taken out of 
that port until they are satisfied for 500/. beyond i),000/. which the king 
previously ordered to be paid to them in that port, in part satisfaction of 
35,000 marks in which the king is hound to them. 
The like to the following, to wit: 

The collectors of customs in the port of London to pay 500/. to 
Tidemannus and his said fellows beyond the 9,500/. aforesaid. 

The same to pay to Tidemannus and his fellows 113/. 6s, 8</. beyond 
the 10,000/. which the king previously ordered to be paid to them. 



MEMBRANE 30. 

March 20. To the sheriff of Essex and his fellows, takers of corn in that county for 
Westminster, the munition of Calais. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to cause 130 
quarters of the 400 quarters of wheat which the king ordered them to 
purvey in that county with other victuals for the said munition, purveyed 
in places remote from the sea to be ground, so that the labour and expense 
of the carriage thereof may he spared, and to cause 20 empty tuns, in 
which the flour of that wheat may he placed, to be bought and purveyed, 
which the sheriff shall cause to be carried to the nearest port together 
with the residue of the wheat and the other corn and victuals purveyed 
by them, and deliver the 20 tuns with the flour therein to Robert Parker, by 
indenture, to do therewith as has been enjoined upon him, and the sheriff 
shall cause all the residue to be sent to Calais with all speed. By K. 

The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis,' to wit: 

The sheriff of Hertford and the takers of corn in that county to grind 
100 quarters of wheat, put them in 20 tuns and deliver them to 
William de Waltham. 
The sheriff of Oxford and Berks etc. to grind 200 quarters of wheat, 
place them in 32 tuns and deliver them to William Muehe of 
Nottingham. 
The sheriff of Suffolk etc. to grind 180 quarters of wheat, put them 

in 20 tuns and deliver them to Walter Lucas. 
The sheriff of York and his fellows, takers etc. in the East, West and 
North BidingS of that county, to grind 195 quarters of wheat, p] 
them in 30 tuns and deliver them to Ralph l'ledour. V>\ 1\. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham and his fellows, takers of corn for the 
munition of Calais. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' lo cause 100 quarters 

of wheat to he ground and placed in 20 tuns and to keep them safely until 
further order. Bj h. 

The like to the following, ' mutatis mutandis,* to wit : — 

The sheriff of Northampton etc. to grind 150 quarters of wheat and 

place these m 2 I tuns. 
The sheriff of Rutland etc. to grind 50 quarters of wheat and place 
them in S tuns. By 1\. 

To the sheritV of Northumberland and his fellows etc. Like order. 
'mutatis mutandis,' to cause I HO quarters of the HH.) quarters of wheat 

purveyed by them etc to he ground and placed in B0 tuns, and to send 
them to the Dearest port by the advioe of William Elys, the kr 
serjeant at arms. 1>\ K 

To Th. bishop of Durham, Like order to cause 194 quarters of the 
500 quarters of wheat purveyed bj him In hii liberty far the munition of 



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Calais, to be purveyed in places remote from the sea and ground to save 
the labour and cost of carriage, to buy thirty empty tuns and place the 
flour therein, to cause them to be taken to the nearest port with the residue 
of the wheat and of the other corn and victuals purveyed in that liberty, 
and to cause the 30 tuns with the flour therein to be kept safely in that 
port until further order by the advice of William Elys, the king's serjeant 
at arms, and to cause all the residue to be taken to Calais by the advice of 
the said William or of Michael de Grendon, the king's serjeant at arms, 
with all speed, in accordance with the form of a previous order, and the 
king will cause him to be satisfied by the sheriff of Northumberland for 
his costs therein. By K. 

To William Elys, the king's serjeant at arms. Order upon pain of 
forfeiture to receive the said flour in tuns with all the residue of the corn 
and victuals brought to the said port by the ministers of the bishop of 
Durham, and to keep the flour in tuns safely until further order, and to 
cause all the residue of the corn and victuals to be taken to Calais with all 
speed by himself or by Michael de Grendon, the king's serjeant at arms. 

By K. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to satisfy Th. bishop of 
Durham for the costs incurred by him in buying the said tuns, and in the 
carriage of the same and of all the other corn and victuals, and to cause 
all the residue of the corn and victuals to be taken to Calais with all speed 
by the said William or by Michael de Grendon. By K. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to receive from the sheriff of 
Leicester or his deputies 200 ox carcases and 200 bacon hogs purveyed by 
him in the county of Leicester for the munition of Calais, and to have 
them taken to the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for the king's money, 
together with the king's other victuals. By bill of the treasurer. 

Memorandum that on 26 June following the sheriff of Leicester was 
ordered to carry all the victuals purveyed in the county of Leicester to 
Calais, as appears below. 

To the sheriff of Hertford. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to deliver the 
100 quarters of wheat, which the king lately ordered him to grind in that 
county, and 15 empty tuns, to Willi